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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any given hosting firm into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web portals, email accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying merely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the email related services. Doing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or probably a whole bundle of e-mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting firm will support multiple data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud hosting plans provider:


dns1.www.wpsector.com

dns2.www.wpsector.com


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, probably several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will come up out of nowhere.

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