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What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into an actual cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting corporations call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting firms can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domains, web portals, electronic mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than offering just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the email related services. Doing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud hosting packages provider:


dns1.simpleonlinebusiness.biz

dns2.simpleonlinebusiness.biz


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of the blue.

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