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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nevertheless, just a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting supplier into a real cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, sites, email boxes, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole assortment of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting vendor:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the 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 upcoming future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up unexpectedly.