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Description of Cloud Hosting

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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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 appliance for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of service providers can really attain it.

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

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, electronic mails, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole array of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a few brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of nowhere.

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