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What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific hosting company into a real cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can truly attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, websites, electronic mails, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire assortment of email servers, determined by the total load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting plans provider:


dns1.3rdcoastdomains.com

dns2.3rdcoastdomains.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote file storage service, as many hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.

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