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Cloud Web Hosting Definition

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and hosting terminology. However, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of web hosting corporations can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, web pages, emails, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering merely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire assortment of e-mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as many web hosting 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 long ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a few new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.

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