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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Still, only a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting company into an authentic cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few web hosting providers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domains, web pages, e-mail aliases, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the email connected services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or probably a whole set of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting vendor will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting provider:


dns1.101hosting.com

dns2.101hosting.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps several new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.