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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few web hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web pages, mail accounts, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or possibly a whole stack of email servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

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


dns1.www.123webplan.com

dns2.www.123webplan.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as many web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.

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