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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all customers, does not convert any given hosting company into an actual cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of web hosting providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web portals, mail aliases, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire pack of mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of the blue.

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