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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Still, only a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any given hosting company into an authentic cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, sites, electronic mail addresses, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole group of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting packages provider will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting plans provider:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.

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