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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Yet, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific service provider into a genuine cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web portals, mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or probably a whole bunch of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting company will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.iclickandhost.com

dns2.iclickandhost.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting 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 perceive a Domain Name Server such as 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 reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps several new clouds we presently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.

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