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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting vendors can really make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domains, web portals, electronic mail accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or probably a whole assortment of e-mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.firebandcloud.com

dns2.firebandcloud.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud 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 upcoming future, probably a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.

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