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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting terms. Even so, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, sites, mails, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Doing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one or perhaps an entire pack of mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting supplier:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of the blue.

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