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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting distributors can truly make it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domains, websites, email box accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire pack of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.hosting.riseswebs.com

dns2.hosting.riseswebs.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly 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, a single server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up unexpectedly.

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