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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into a real cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of web hosting service providers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, sites, e-mail aliases, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted only to the mail associated services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting firm will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider:


dns1.canada.raidlayer.com

dns2.canada.raidlayer.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.