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Cloud Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given hosting company into an actual cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of hosting companies can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, mail accounts, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole pack of e-mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.just-hosts.com

dns2.just-hosts.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain 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 Domain Name Server merely exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will appear out of the blue.