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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting provider into a real cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of hosting providers can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, 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 service, serving a lot of domain names, online portals, mailboxes, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing solely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the mail related services. Doing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire set of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting vendor will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of the blue.

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