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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. However, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting vendors can actually attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, e-mail accounts, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perhaps a whole stack of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting services provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.hostwaysolutions.com

dns2.hostwaysolutions.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up out of nowhere.

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