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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting firm into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domains, websites, e-mail accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire array of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

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

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote data storage service, as multiple web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.

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