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Cloud Web Hosting Description
What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Yet, only a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not convert any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, websites, e-mail box accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the email associated services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole collection of email servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting provider:
If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.