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Definition of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Still, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not turn any specific hosting vendor into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of hosting firms can actually achieve it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, emails, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or probably a whole collection of e-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, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting firm:


dns1.hosting.anpatmedia.com

dns2.hosting.anpatmedia.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.

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