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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting parlance. Yet, only a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of hosting companies can actually make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web portals, mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering just remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the email associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole assortment of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.www.idenverhost.com

dns2.www.idenverhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced 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 DNS plainly exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface unexpectedly.