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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of service providers can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than providing simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole cluster of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting company will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.www.webshost.co.uk

dns2.www.webshost.co.uk


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will show up out of the blue.

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