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What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any given hosting company into a genuine cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of service providers can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, sites, emails, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or probably a whole group of mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.www.w3cloud.us

dns2.www.w3cloud.us


If such a DNS is offered by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely displays that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of the blue.

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