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What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Still, just a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting service provider into an actual cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domain names, web sites, electronic mails, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire array of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting company:

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited only to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting 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 a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.

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