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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Signify?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nevertheless, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few web hosting distributors can actually attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted only to the email related services. Doing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire stack of mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.transforma.we.bs

dns2.transforma.we.bs


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS only illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.