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Cloud Hosting Clarified

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not turn any specific hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, email boxes, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole collection of email servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of the blue.


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