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What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting vendor into a genuine cloud hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few web hosting firms can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, email aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or maybe an entire group of mail servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting firm will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote file storage service, as lots of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up unexpectedly.

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