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Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
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Springbuck
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
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£3.42 / month

Description of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one data storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular service provider into a real cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very meager number of web hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, e-mails, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be just one or perchance a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting firm will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting company:


dns1.bokweb.com

dns2.bokweb.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.