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Description of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an actual cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of hosting corporations can actually achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, online portals, email aliases, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing solely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole stack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting solutions provider will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately 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 simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of nowhere.