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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting suppliers can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web portals, mails, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be just one or possibly an entire collection of mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting company will support numerous data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.france.raidlayer.com

dns2.france.raidlayer.com


If such a DNS is offered by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS only manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered 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 e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up unexpectedly.

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