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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web pages, electronic mails, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Performing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one single or maybe a whole cluster of mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your 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 observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS just indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of web hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty 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 FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.

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