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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Even so, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting firm into a real cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, online portals, mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire cluster of mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting solutions provider:


dns1.star24host.net

dns2.star24host.net


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly several new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.