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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nevertheless, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all users, does not turn any given hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of web hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole array of mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.www.hostingwebs.co.uk

dns2.www.hostingwebs.co.uk


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will turn up out of nowhere.