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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting parlance. Yet, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few hosting service providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web 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 countless domains, web pages, mail addresses, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than offering solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the email related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or perchance an entire cluster of e-mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting corporation:


dns1.worldhostgroup.com

dns2.worldhostgroup.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny 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 DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up out of nowhere.

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