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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few web hosting corporations can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web sites, e-mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering merely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one or perhaps an entire collection of mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.eziwebb.com

dns2.eziwebb.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up out of the blue.

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