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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given service provider into an actual cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of web hosting providers can really attain it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, e-mailboxes, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the email related services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole collection of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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 datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.feghost.com

dns2.feghost.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


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

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage solution, as multiple hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear unexpectedly.