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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?

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What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting firm into a real cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of hosting distributors can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, mail accounts, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing simply remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire cluster of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe several new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.

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