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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. Still, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not convert any given web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very small number of web hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, sites, email accounts, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one or possibly an entire cluster of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.www.asterhost.com

dns2.www.asterhost.com


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only reveals that the 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 market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly 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 categorized as such, because they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few new clouds we presently are not informed about will come up unexpectedly.