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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Yet, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not convert any given hosting firm into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data 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 solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of service providers can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, e-mails, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or probably an entire cluster of mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' 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 services provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.www.hostingdara.com

dns2.www.hostingdara.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.