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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole collection of email servers, determined by the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web 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, probably a few new clouds we currently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.