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Cloud Hosting Description

What is cloud hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage device for all customers, does not transform any given hosting vendor into an authentic cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can truly attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, e-mail aliases, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or possibly a whole assortment of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting provider:


dns1.www.webgear.biz

dns2.www.webgear.biz


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS just illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, 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 merely one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.