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Description of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any given hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of web hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domains, web pages, email mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole collection of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting company will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.fastwebbuilder.com

dns2.fastwebbuilder.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS only illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as lots of service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, 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 component of the whole cloud 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 File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.