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What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting distributor into a real cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. 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 environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the email connected services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or probably a whole cluster of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.techne.host

dns2.techne.host


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple constituent of the whole 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 FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a number of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will come up out of the blue.