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What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting distributor into an authentic cloud hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domain names, websites, e-mail box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire set of mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting company will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting provider:


dns1.5d.org.uk

dns2.5d.org.uk


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.

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