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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any given web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very meager number of web hosting firms can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, mails, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering just remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one single or possibly an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, based on the total load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.

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