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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Yet, only a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any given hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting companies can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, web portals, electronic mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) must be devoted just to the email linked services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or maybe a whole set of email servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as multiple service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface out of the blue.

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