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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Yet, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting firm into a real cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domain names, web pages, mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Performing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole pack of mail servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting company:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will emerge unexpectedly.

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