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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular service provider into a real cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting distributors can actually do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or perchance a whole assortment of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.japan.raidlayer.com

dns2.japan.raidlayer.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up unexpectedly.