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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting company into an actual cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, email addresses, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or maybe a whole collection of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting distributor will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud hosting firm:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage solution, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up out of nowhere.

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