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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Still, only a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale concise, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all users, does not turn any given service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of hosting corporations can truly achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, online portals, electronic mail aliases, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or perchance a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting corporation:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny constituent 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.