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Description of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of hosting firms can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web sites, e-mail boxes, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or probably an entire assortment of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, 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 firm will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.besthostingprovider.us

dns2.besthostingprovider.us


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server 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 just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as plenty of service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.