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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all users, does not transform any given web hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few hosting vendors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, online portals, e-mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing simply remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail related services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire bunch of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server just displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.

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