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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of web hosting providers can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, sites, mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted solely to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one or perchance a whole pack of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.ytshost.com

dns2.ytshost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting corporations 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 a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP 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 are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.

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