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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. However, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can actually achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, websites, electronic mails, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Performing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole set of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting plans provider:


dns1.supercheaphost.com

dns2.supercheaphost.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will come up out of the blue.

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