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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Yet, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting supplier into an actual cloud hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, web sites, mail accounts, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one or perhaps a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting supplier:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.

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