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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, only a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting firm into a real cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting 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 multiple domains, web pages, email mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or maybe a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.www.gtohosting.com

dns2.www.gtohosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.