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Cloud Web Hosting Unveiled

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. Yet, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few service providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mailboxes, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or probably a whole bunch of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting firm:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



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

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface out of nowhere.