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Cloud Web Hosting Disclosed

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Even so, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of hosting vendors can really do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, websites, mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perchance an entire set of e-mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.web-of-friends.host

dns2.web-of-friends.host


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote file storage service, as many web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up out of nowhere.