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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web portals, e-mail boxes, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire bunch of e-mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting firm will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.

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


dns1.www.plinghost.com

dns2.www.plinghost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fraction of the entire 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.