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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting provider into a real cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, online portals, email box accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or probably a whole stack of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting plans provider:


dns1.www.stclarewebhosting.com

dns2.www.stclarewebhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you see a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up out of nowhere.