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The Three Most Crucial Things About Cloud Web Hosting.

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What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.


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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting distributor into an actual cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can actually make it.


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

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing just remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or perchance a whole stack of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.


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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting plans provider:

dns1.lonex.com

dns2.lonex.com

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:

dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).


Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote file storage service, as many hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a bunch of new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.