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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. However, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any given provider into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted just to the email connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole bunch 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, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.intergadget.net

dns2.intergadget.net


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.