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Cloud Hosting Description
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting parlance. Still, only a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting vendor into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.
The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few web hosting corporations can really attain it.
2. It Entails Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, email addresses, and so on, right?
To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or perchance an entire stack of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting company will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.