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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular hosting company into a genuine cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting firms can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, sites, mails, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering just remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire pack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.

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