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Cloud Website Hosting Description
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. In spite of that, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can really make it.
2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domain names, web sites, mail aliases, etc., are we not?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail related services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or perchance a whole set of mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting company will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.