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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Stand for?

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nevertheless, just a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting service provider into a real cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can truly do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, online portals, electronic mail accounts, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail related services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or probably a whole group of email servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider:


dns1.customhosting.genius-monster.com

dns2.customhosting.genius-monster.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS only exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks 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 just one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up out of nowhere.