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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting jargon. Yet, just a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can truly attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire pack of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting distributor:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as a lot of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance several new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.

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