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What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting distributor into a real cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of hosting distributors can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web portals, electronic mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire stack of electronic mail servers, based on the total load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting supplier:


dns1.95dollarwebsite.host

dns2.95dollarwebsite.host


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will come up out of the blue.