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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can really do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, sites, email addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing just remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire set of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

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


dns1.www.xgen-hosting.com

dns2.www.xgen-hosting.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge out of nowhere.

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