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Cloud Website Hosting Uncovered

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting company into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, web pages, e-mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole bunch of email servers, depending on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting provider:


dns1.www.pepcube.com

dns2.www.pepcube.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. 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 Warped Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface unexpectedly.