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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, web sites, e-mail boxes, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email related services. Doing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or maybe an entire bundle of mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' 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 vendor will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider:



If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.