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Definition of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting firm into a real cloud hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can really do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, web pages, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole bundle of mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:

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

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of the blue.