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Explanation of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting vendor into an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, web portals, e-mail box accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire bundle of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting distributor:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting plans provider, 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 DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS only exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as multiple web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up unexpectedly.