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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, electronic mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire cluster of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting supplier:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.

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