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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Stand for?

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting provider into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly 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. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of hosting distributors can truly attain it.


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2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, websites, e-mail box accounts, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering merely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the email related services. Carrying out nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or maybe a whole pack of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.

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


dns1.lonex.com

dns2.lonex.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern 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 Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will show up out of nowhere.