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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, just a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, websites, email mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the email related services. Executing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole assortment of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting company will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up out of the blue.