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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular provider into an actual cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of hosting providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, sites, email addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole array of mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting supplier:

If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.

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