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What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting provider into an actual cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of hosting vendors can actually achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, e-mail boxes, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing solely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire cluster of email servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' 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 a real cloud hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.

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