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What Does Cloud Hosting Denote?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting distributor into an actual cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web pages, mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted only to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole stack of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.happypuppyservers.com

dns2.happypuppyservers.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.