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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?

What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting jargon. Even so, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage device for all customers, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of web hosting vendors can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, e-mails, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering solely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one single or perchance a whole assortment of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting firm will support numerous data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.