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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. Yet, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all customers, does not convert any given hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web 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, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of web hosting providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving lots of domains, sites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.host2net.site

dns2.host2net.site


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS just exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined just to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up unexpectedly.

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