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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not convert any particular service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web pages, email boxes, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one single or possibly a whole bunch of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

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

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 multiple hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of the blue.