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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. Yet, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any given web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, sites, e-mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or maybe a whole bundle of mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting services provider:


dns1.hostexcel.com

dns2.hostexcel.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.

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