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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting company into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. Very few hosting distributors can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, online portals, email addresses, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire assortment of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.srbhost.net

dns2.srbhost.net


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny segment of the whole cloud 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 DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.