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What Does Cloud Hosting Denote?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. However, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, email mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering solely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole stack of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.myfamilyhostinganddomains.com

dns2.myfamilyhostinganddomains.com


If such a Domain Name Server 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 definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS just displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of the blue.