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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Even so, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few web hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, web sites, e-mail accounts, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole assortment of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting firm:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fragment 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 DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will surface out of the blue.

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