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What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting parlance. Yet, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an actual cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to supply remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, sites, mail addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole assortment of email servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting firm:

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

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.

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