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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any given hosting provider into a genuine cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can really make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web portals, e-mail box accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or perchance an entire collection of e-mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting solutions provider:


dns1.supernetdomains.com

dns2.supernetdomains.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server just shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe 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 physical server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.