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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of web hosting distributors can really achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, web pages, e-mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire set of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

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


dns1.hosting-eg.com

dns2.hosting-eg.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote file storage service, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.