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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Still, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email associated services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire bunch of e-mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will show up unexpectedly.

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