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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

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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. In spite of that, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very scanty number of hosting firms can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domain names, online portals, e-mail boxes, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole stack of email servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting firm will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting solutions provider:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel 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, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.

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