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Cloud Website Hosting Revealed

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Still, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular provider into a genuine cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of web hosting firms can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, web portals, electronic mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying merely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the email connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire assortment of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.www.dataguild.co.uk

dns2.www.dataguild.co.uk


If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will emerge out of nowhere.

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