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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific hosting distributor into a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, websites, emails, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.host54.net

dns2.host54.net


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.