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What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all users, does not turn any given hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few hosting firms can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, e-mail box accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering solely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire bundle 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 working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.isact.net

dns2.isact.net


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of nowhere.