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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage device for all users, does not transform any given hosting vendor into an authentic cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of web hosting companies can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, websites, email box accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than providing merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or perchance an entire cluster of email servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

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



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.

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