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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, only a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting firm into a real cloud hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web sites, e-mails, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or perchance an entire array of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

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


dns1.lizzdmcproductions.com

dns2.lizzdmcproductions.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted just to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps several new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.