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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation

What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one data storage device for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting distributor into a genuine cloud hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, e-mailboxes, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting distributor will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform 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 type of Domain Name Server merely displays that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a few brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of the blue.