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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Still, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all users, does not turn any specific service provider into a real cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, websites, mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire array of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting distributor will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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 mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly several new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up out of the blue.

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