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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. Even so, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting vendor into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domain names, websites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or probably an entire bunch of mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider:


dns1.opnux.com

dns2.opnux.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice 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 merely reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.

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