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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting jargon. However, just a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of service providers can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, websites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole stack of email servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

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

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS only manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up out of nowhere.

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