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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, mails, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or perchance a whole collection of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting supplier:


dns1.www.greathosts.biz

dns2.www.greathosts.biz


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up out of the blue.

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