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Cloud Web Hosting Defined

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated just to the mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole array of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider:


dns1.usvirtualhost.com

dns2.usvirtualhost.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage service, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they simply provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.