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What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Yet, only a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all users, does not turn any given service provider into an actual cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of hosting service providers can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, online portals, e-mail box accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or maybe an entire stack of email 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 real amount. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

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

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined solely to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up out of nowhere.

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