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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Still, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into an actual cloud hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few web hosting distributors can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web sites, email boxes, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting plans provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

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



If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS simply illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined only to a remote file storage service, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.