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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, online portals, mailbox aliases, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or maybe a whole stack of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.