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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific provider into a genuine cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, sites, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole assortment of mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.manhosting.com

dns2.manhosting.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS only exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote data storage solution, as multiple hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear out of nowhere.

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