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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given web hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, web sites, email mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire array of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.billixx.host

dns2.billixx.host


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS merely reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of the blue.