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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all users, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into a genuine cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, online portals, mail accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or perchance a whole bundle of mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud hosting solutions provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up unexpectedly.

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