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Description of Cloud Website Hosting

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not transform any given service provider into a real cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of web hosting firms can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole bundle of mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting vendor will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting company:


dns1.maddogwebhosting.com

dns2.maddogwebhosting.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.