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Description of Cloud Hosting

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What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting jargon. Even so, just a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not turn any particular service provider into a genuine cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, online portals, e-mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the email linked services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or possibly a whole cluster of e-mail servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting firm:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting service providers 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 categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.

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