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What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Even so, only a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular hosting distributor into an authentic cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few web hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web sites, e-mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole assortment of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS just displays that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited just to a remote file storage service, as many hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a couple of new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up out of the blue.

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