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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story succinct, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific service provider into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting vendors can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domains, websites, e-mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or perchance a whole array of email servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider:



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to 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 entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface unexpectedly.