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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all users, does not convert any given hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, sites, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or perhaps an entire group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' 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 genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.www.plinghost.com

dns2.www.plinghost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see 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 only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as many web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will appear out of nowhere.

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