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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting service provider into a real cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of service providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, email addresses, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering only remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or perchance a whole assortment of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting packages provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS plainly reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up out of the blue.