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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Still, only a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of service providers can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, sites, mailbox aliases, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing just remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or probably an entire collection of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:



If such a DNS is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server merely displays that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps several new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.