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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Yet, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one data storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few hosting companies can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, e-mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire group of mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting distributor will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting distributor:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.