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What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a few really know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into a real cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting companies can truly do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web portals, electronic mail accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the mail related services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or possibly an entire array of mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting solutions provider will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

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


dns1.atmovantage.com

dns2.atmovantage.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS just exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as plenty of service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.

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