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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Still, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting service providers can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domains, web sites, e-mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or probably a whole group of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server just manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment of the whole cloud 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 DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a few brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up unexpectedly.

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