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What is Cloud Hosting?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. In spite of that, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not convert any given web hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web sites, mail aliases, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. 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 goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.cloud1.biz

dns2.cloud1.biz


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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 near future, maybe several brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up out of the blue.