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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Still, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few hosting service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, sites, e-mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing just remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the email related services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole pack of mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.ecocpanel.com

dns2.ecocpanel.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions 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 discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up out of nowhere.

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