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Cloud Website Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, just a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting companies can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, e-mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole pack of email servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS just exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly 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, as they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.