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Cloud Web Hosting Defined

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting corporation into an authentic cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domain names, web portals, electronic mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing solely remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire assortment of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.nube.in

dns2.nube.in


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really 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 merely one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of the blue.