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What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting lingo. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting supplier into a genuine cloud hosting provider.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting distributors can really accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or maybe a whole set of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting company will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting corporation:
If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fraction 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, possibly a number of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.