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Cloud Web Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Yet, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web pages, electronic mails, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole collection of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting packages provider:


dns1.www.wpsector.com

dns2.www.wpsector.com


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting packages 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 like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.

 

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