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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nevertheless, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of web hosting firms can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, email mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying solely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or maybe a whole assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting corporation:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will turn up unexpectedly.

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