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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. However, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, e-mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire group of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting company will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting services provider:


dns1.iclick2.com

dns2.iclick2.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited only to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of nowhere.