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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of web hosting vendors can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mails, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or maybe an entire pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.etexhosting.com

dns2.etexhosting.com


If such a DNS is furnished 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 convinced when you see a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot 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 upcoming future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.