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Cloud Web Hosting Defined

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of web hosting providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web sites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire collection of e-mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting firm:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.

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