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Cloud Website Hosting Clarified

What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all users, does not turn any specific hosting corporation into an authentic cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting service providers can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, online portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bunch of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting provider will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

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



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.