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Definition of Cloud Hosting

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What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting jargon. However, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific hosting vendor into an actual cloud hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can actually do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web sites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than offering solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perhaps an entire array of mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as multiple web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a few new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of the blue.

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