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Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, only a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting firm into a genuine cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire collection of mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting plans provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting distributor:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge unexpectedly.