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Cloud Web Hosting Disclosed

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. However, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domain names, web pages, email boxes, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or maybe an entire array of e-mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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


dns1.hostarabya.com

dns2.hostarabya.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive 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 simply illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined solely to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of nowhere.