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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, 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 enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, websites, mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or maybe an entire assortment of 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, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.www.mikeldomains.com

dns2.www.mikeldomains.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really 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 only one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.

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