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What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the mail related services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole bunch of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.hostcape.com

dns2.hostcape.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will appear out of nowhere.

 

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