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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Yet, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any given hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting suppliers can really make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domains, websites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire bunch of mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting corporation:

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.

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