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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Still, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all users, does not convert any given web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting service providers can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web sites, email aliases, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering solely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated only to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire collection of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting provider will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.buydomain.name

dns2.buydomain.name


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web 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, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up unexpectedly.