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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Represent?

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, sites, electronic mails, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire stack of email servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.nbgwebhost.com

dns2.nbgwebhost.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS simply demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.

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