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Cloud Hosting Definition

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, only a few really know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting service provider into an actual cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few web hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web pages, electronic mails, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire set of e-mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they merely provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up out of nowhere.