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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Represent?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web pages, electronic mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or perhaps an entire collection of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting distributor:


dns1.woncloud.com

dns2.woncloud.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


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

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several new clouds we currently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.

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