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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale concise, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific hosting provider into a real cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web pages, email box accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the email linked services. Doing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole cluster of email servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider:


dns1.www.hostingwebs.co.uk

dns2.www.hostingwebs.co.uk


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS simply shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up unexpectedly.

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