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What Does Cloud Hosting Signify?

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What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any given web hosting company into an actual cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of hosting firms can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domain names, web portals, e-mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or maybe an entire bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting firm will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud hosting vendor:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS simply displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as numerous web hosting firms 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 referred to as such, since they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel 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, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up unexpectedly.

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