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What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not transform any given hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very scanty number of hosting companies can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, 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 solution, serving plenty of domains, web sites, mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or maybe an entire bunch of mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, 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 company will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.bullionhost.com

dns2.bullionhost.com


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern 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 simply manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web 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, maybe a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge out of nowhere.