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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting jargon. However, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given hosting provider into a real cloud hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, email addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted only to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole set of e-mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting provider will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting corporation:


dns1.webtania.com

dns2.webtania.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of the blue.