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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting terminology. Yet, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story brief, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole 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 involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting service providers can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, websites, e-mail boxes, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail related services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire stack of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote file storage solution, as many service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.

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