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What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Still, just a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not transform any given web hosting provider into a genuine cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, e-mail addresses, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bunch of email servers, depending on the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web 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 hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface out of the blue.

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