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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all users, does not convert any given hosting corporation into a genuine cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web sites, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.billixxcloud.com

dns2.billixxcloud.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.

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