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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email addresses, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole pack of email servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider:


dns1.www.webhostingorg.com

dns2.www.webhostingorg.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote file storage service, as multiple service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web 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, perchance a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.

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