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Description of Cloud Hosting

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into an authentic cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, online portals, email accounts, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire array of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting vendor:


dns1.www.eurolatinamerica-host.net

dns2.www.eurolatinamerica-host.net


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


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

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a few new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up unexpectedly.

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