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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Even so, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one file storage device for all users, does not transform any given hosting service provider into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of hosting companies can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web sites, e-mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be only one or probably a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.sulanahosting.com

dns2.sulanahosting.com


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, 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 only one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web 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 DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will turn up out of the blue.