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Cloud Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Even so, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all users, does not transform any given hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting service providers can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email related services. Executing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole set of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

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


dns1.www.plyhost.com

dns2.www.plyhost.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.