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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first reveal 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 solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few web hosting companies can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, e-mailboxes, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering merely remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire pack of email servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting company will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.websitehandyman.co.uk

dns2.websitehandyman.co.uk


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern 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 DNS just demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up unexpectedly.