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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Yet, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any given hosting company into a real cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, online portals, email aliases, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or possibly a whole assortment of email servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up unexpectedly.

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