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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not turn any given hosting provider into a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few hosting companies can actually attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

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

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or possibly an entire group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' 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 genuine cloud website hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting supplier:


dns1.acallia.com

dns2.acallia.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern 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 only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear out of nowhere.

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