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Cloud Website Hosting Definition


What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Still, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting supplier into a genuine cloud hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, electronic mails, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering just remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one or probably a whole assortment of mail servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting company:


dns1.webhostmiami.com

dns2.webhostmiami.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, 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 simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will turn up unexpectedly.