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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Signify?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Yet, just a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of hosting firms can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, email boxes, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted only to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting firm will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will surface unexpectedly.