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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nonetheless, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can truly achieve it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, online portals, mailbox aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or maybe an entire collection of email servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting firm will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will come up unexpectedly.