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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any given web hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web sites, mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than providing merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire collection of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting accounts provider:


dns1.zanyhosting.com

dns2.zanyhosting.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS merely indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.

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