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Definition of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud web hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of web hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web pages, email addresses, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing plainly remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one or probably a whole bundle of mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:



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

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage solution, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small constituent of the entire cloud 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.