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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few web hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, websites, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one single or maybe a whole cluster of e-mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting distributor will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting distributor:


dns1.nukah.com

dns2.nukah.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.