Cloud Hosting Description

Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting firm into an authentic cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. Very few hosting distributors can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, mails, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing only remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bunch of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.www.solucionspragmatiques.com

dns2.www.solucionspragmatiques.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS merely reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of the blue.

 

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