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What is Cloud Hosting?

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What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any given hosting service provider into an authentic cloud hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very small number of web hosting vendors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, web portals, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than providing merely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole set of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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


dns1.wild-hosting.co.uk

dns2.wild-hosting.co.uk


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple component of the whole 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 FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up out of the blue.

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