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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific service provider into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web portals, e-mail box accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or perhaps a whole assortment of mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting firm:


dns1.hostme4life.net

dns2.hostme4life.net


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as numerous service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of nowhere.

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