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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not turn any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, online portals, email mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering merely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the email related services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or probably an entire bundle of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.garnet.host

dns2.garnet.host


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


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

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote data storage service, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web 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 near future, probably a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will appear out of the blue.

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