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Definition of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Yet, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven 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 manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can actually achieve it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, online portals, mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire array of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server just displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we currently are not informed about will spring up out of the blue.