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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not transform any given web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of hosting providers can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web sites, email accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes 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 an actual cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud hosting plans provider:



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.