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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Still, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting companies can actually achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, online portals, mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering only remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or probably a whole bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting firm will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.www.asterhost.com

dns2.www.asterhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice 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 DNS just exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud 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 not too distant future, maybe several new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will surface unexpectedly.

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