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What is Cloud Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domains, websites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire assortment of mail servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a DNS such as 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. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear out of the blue.