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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few web hosting corporations can truly accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domains, web sites, e-mail addresses, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying plainly remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or probably an entire stack of electronic mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting vendor:

If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote file storage service, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.