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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very scanty number of hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web sites, e-mail boxes, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or maybe a whole array of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface out of the blue.