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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story concise, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting firm into a genuine cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can actually make it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web sites, mailboxes, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole cluster of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.

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