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What Does Cloud Hosting Signify?

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of hosting firms can actually attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web pages, email mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or probably a whole bunch of mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting firm will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

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


dns1.webhostxchange.com

dns2.webhostxchange.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge unexpectedly.