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What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, only a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting vendor into an actual cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting firms can really make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, sites, emails, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire stack of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of nowhere.

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