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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Even so, only a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can really make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web sites, e-mail boxes, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole bundle of email servers, determined by the total load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting distributor will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting firm:


dns1.seashell.host

dns2.seashell.host


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.