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Cloud Web Hosting Revealed

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Even so, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale brief, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any given hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of web hosting companies can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web portals, email addresses, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the email related services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire bundle of e-mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.innovativehostingservices.com

dns2.innovativehostingservices.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as lots of web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up out of nowhere.