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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. However, only a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email related services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole stack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting distributor:


dns1.www.et-host.com

dns2.www.et-host.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot 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 plainly indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear out of nowhere.