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Definition of Cloud Web Hosting

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, websites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering simply remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole group of email servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider:


dns1.webhosting.maxima.com.ng

dns2.webhosting.maxima.com.ng


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up unexpectedly.

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