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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting firm into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting service providers can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, websites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or perchance an entire collection of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS only illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.