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Cloud Hosting Revealed

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Even so, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire 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 whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of hosting service providers can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web pages, e-mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perhaps a whole collection of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting company:


dns1.hammerhoster.com

dns2.hammerhoster.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly several new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.