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Cloud Hosting Explanation

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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into a real cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting providers call the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting service providers can actually attain it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, e-mails, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or probably an entire set of mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting solutions provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.serverblue.net

dns2.serverblue.net


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a couple of new clouds we currently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.

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