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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Even so, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting service provider into a real cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domains, web portals, e-mail box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole array of mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny constituent 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 not too distant future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.

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