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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting provider into an authentic cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting firms can actually attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, e-mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole array of email servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting firm will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting accounts provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined only to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, 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 fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.