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Cloud Web Hosting Definition

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given hosting vendor into a real cloud hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to provide remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. Very few web hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, e-mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the email linked services. Doing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one single or maybe a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you observe a DNS such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge unexpectedly.