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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. However, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of hosting service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, 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 service, serving countless domains, online portals, mailbox aliases, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole pack of mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting company will support multiple data center facility locations on different continents.

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


dns1.instalhost.com

dns2.instalhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly displays that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, 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 tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.