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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of hosting firms can actually make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, e-mail addresses, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering solely remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or possibly an entire cluster of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting corporation:


dns1.dddwebservices.com

dns2.dddwebservices.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply displays that the hosting environment 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, one single physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up out of nowhere.

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