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What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very meager number of hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one or maybe a whole set of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting vendor will support multiple data center locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting supplier:


dns1.www.webhosting.gaang.org

dns2.www.webhosting.gaang.org


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS just reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.

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