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Cloud Hosting Explanation

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Even so, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domains, sites, emails, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than providing plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or probably a whole cluster of mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting provider:


dns1.hostphilippines.com

dns2.hostphilippines.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote file storage service, as many web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of the blue.