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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. However, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domains, web sites, mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or probably a whole stack of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.instalhost.com

dns2.instalhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.

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