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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of web hosting firms can really do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, websites, e-mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or probably an entire assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting services provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.