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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, 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 solution, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting service provider into an actual cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, websites, email mailboxes, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying plainly remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perchance a whole set of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes 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 real cloud website hosting company will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.webtoid.com

dns2.webtoid.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment 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 platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.

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