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What is Cloud Hosting?

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What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few web hosting service providers can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, sites, email boxes, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering just remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire assortment of mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting solutions provider will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.

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