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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not convert any given provider into an authentic cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website 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 dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, sites, e-mail boxes, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire cluster of email servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting firm will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.ltaly.raidlayer.com

dns2.ltaly.raidlayer.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS just indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small part of the entire cloud web 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, probably a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.

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