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Cloud Web Hosting Explained

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. However, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not convert any given hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of hosting vendors can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, web portals, emails, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or probably a whole set of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.krsticgalaxyhosting.com

dns2.krsticgalaxyhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only manifests that the hosting platform 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 ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.