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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely 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 meager number of hosting companies can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web sites, email addresses, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perhaps an entire bundle of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting services provider:


dns1.cn.pacework.com

dns2.cn.pacework.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.

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