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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few web hosting distributors can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, mail aliases, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing just remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole array of e-mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting firm will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as multiple web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.