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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting provider into an authentic cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can really attain it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire pack of e-mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous datacenter sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident 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 merely displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly 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, one physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly several new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up out of the blue.