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Cloud Hosting Definition

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting company into a genuine cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, websites, mail addresses, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bunch of mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting plans provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of the blue.