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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and hosting terms. In spite of that, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story succinct, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting vendor into an actual cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of web hosting service providers can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, e-mails, and so on, right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole bunch of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple datacenter sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud hosting distributor:


dns1.webshine-hosting.com

dns2.webshine-hosting.com


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined only to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.