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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Yet, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given hosting company into an actual cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, email accounts, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail related services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or perchance an entire bundle of email servers, based on the total load created. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web 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 hosting company will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they merely distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.