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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. However, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all users, does not turn any given hosting provider into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply 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 really difficult. A very small number of web hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domain names, online portals, electronic mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering plainly remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire set of mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation:

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

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

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear unexpectedly.

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