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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Still, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of hosting service providers can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web portals, e-mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole assortment of e-mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage service, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.

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