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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. However, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting provider into an actual cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, e-mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing merely remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire stack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

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


dns1.aasastudio.com

dns2.aasastudio.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of the blue.