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Definition of Cloud Website Hosting

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Still, just a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all users, does not turn any specific hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about 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 name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domains, web portals, electronic mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire cluster of mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out 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 actual cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting corporation:


dns1.bg.bookeers.com

dns2.bg.bookeers.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS just indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up unexpectedly.

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