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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting terms. Still, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web pages, mails, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or probably a whole group of mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.hostkats.com

dns2.hostkats.com


If such a DNS is offered 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 certain when you notice a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.