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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting supplier into a real cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of web hosting companies can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, email boxes, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Executing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perchance an entire stack of mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' 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 a real cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:


dns1.thehostr.com

dns2.thehostr.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server merely indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fragment of the entire 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.