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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, only a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting firm into a genuine cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, email accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing just remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or probably an entire array of email servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

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

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of the blue.

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