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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. However, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not turn any particular hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, online portals, email box accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering just remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one or maybe an entire group of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting services provider:


dns1.juwicloud.com

dns2.juwicloud.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered 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 confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS only illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.