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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. In spite of that, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting firm into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very small number of hosting distributors can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, mailbox aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing merely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or perhaps a whole set of mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting firm will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge unexpectedly.