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What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few web hosting firms can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, web portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole array of e-mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, 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 supplier will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.

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