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What In Fact is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Even so, just a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, sites, e-mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bunch of email servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting distributor:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered 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 not too distant future, perchance several new clouds we currently are not aware of will appear out of the blue.