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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any given hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domain names, web pages, electronic mails, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps a whole bunch of email servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting provider:


dns1.www.joshwho-hosting.net

dns2.www.joshwho-hosting.net


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, probably several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up out of nowhere.

 
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