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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web sites, e-mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole set of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.arservices.hosting

dns2.arservices.hosting


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of the blue.