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What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, online portals, e-mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire collection of electronic mail servers, based 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 actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.infotechidea-hosting.com

dns2.infotechidea-hosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface out of nowhere.

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