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Cloud Web Hosting Definition

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Yet, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can really accomplish it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web pages, email aliases, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting firm will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation:

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will surface unexpectedly.

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