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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any given hosting firm into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting companies can really achieve it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, sites, email addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing solely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perhaps a whole assortment of mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as numerous hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.

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