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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any given hosting service provider into a real cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of web hosting companies can actually attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, sites, emails, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or possibly a whole array of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting vendor will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider:


dns1.etghosting.org

dns2.etghosting.org


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.

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