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Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Yet, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular hosting provider into a real cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of web hosting providers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, email aliases, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering just remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire set of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting solutions provider:


dns1.myclubweb.co.uk

dns2.myclubweb.co.uk


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting plans 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 spot a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will appear unexpectedly.