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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, sites, mailbox aliases, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the email related services. Performing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire pack of e-mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting supplier:


dns1.bottomdollarwebhosting.com

dns2.bottomdollarwebhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of the blue.