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Explanation of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Still, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of web hosting service providers can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, sites, email mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering just remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole set of e-mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting company will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider:


dns1.hotdogjoe.com

dns2.hotdogjoe.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.