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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any given hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can truly accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web portals, e-mails, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or perchance a whole stack of e-mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting provider:


dns1.theclearhost.com

dns2.theclearhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.

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