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Cloud Web Hosting Revealed

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. Yet, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, web sites, email box accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing merely remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted just to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire stack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud hosting provider:



If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.