Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Even so, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting firm into an actual cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domain names, websites, email mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted solely to the email related services. Executing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or possibly a whole array of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, 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 solutions provider will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting firm:



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe several new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.

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