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What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. Still, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular hosting company into a genuine cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few hosting service providers can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, sites, e-mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing simply remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire array of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with 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 part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge unexpectedly.

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