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Definition of Cloud Web Hosting

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of web hosting companies can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domains, online portals, e-mailboxes, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the email connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or probably an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting distributor:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.