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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. In spite of that, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very scanty number of web hosting providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, e-mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the email related services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be just one or probably a whole bundle of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks 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 simply one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.