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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. However, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving lots of domains, sites, email addresses, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the mail related services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or perhaps an entire set of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.prowebhosting.com.my

dns2.prowebhosting.com.my


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS simply demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of the blue.

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