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Cloud Website Hosting Disclosed

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific provider into a genuine cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domains, websites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering just remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire pack of email servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

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


dns1.star24host.net

dns2.star24host.net


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply displays 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 holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web 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 not too distant future, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.