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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting corporations can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domains, sites, email mailboxes, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering solely remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail related services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole assortment of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting solutions provider:

If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS simply displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will come up out of the blue.

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