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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few hosting distributors can really accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, websites, e-mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the email connected services. Performing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire array of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting company will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.get6x.com

dns2.get6x.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface unexpectedly.