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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can actually do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, sites, mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole cluster of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.