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Description of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. In spite of that, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mail accounts, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire stack of mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.kwasathost.com

dns2.kwasathost.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fragment 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 e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe several new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.

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