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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Nonetheless, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all users, does not turn any given hosting distributor into an authentic cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mails, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web sites, email accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or perhaps an entire collection of email servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS merely reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as numerous service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part of the whole cloud 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 e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.

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