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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud hosting company.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting firms can truly do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domain names, websites, mailboxes, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email related services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire group of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps several new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge out of the blue.

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