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What Does Cloud Hosting Signify?

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting provider into an authentic cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of hosting companies can really achieve it.

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

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, websites, mail addresses, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or perhaps a whole group of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting distributor:


dns1.aloehost.com

dns2.aloehost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud 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 hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up out of the blue.