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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. Very few hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domains, online portals, mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perchance a whole assortment of mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

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

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

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

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of the blue.