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What Indeed is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific service provider into a real cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domain names, sites, electronic mails, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole assortment of mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting distributor:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server just indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface out of the blue.