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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?

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What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Yet, only a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting firm into an actual cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole bunch of email servers, determined by the total load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting firm:


dns1.mbsdigitalsolutions.com

dns2.mbsdigitalsolutions.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS just illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of the blue.

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