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Cloud Hosting Definition

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Even so, just a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific service provider into a real cloud hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. Very few hosting distributors can truly accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web portals, mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying merely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole assortment of mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting 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 services provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud hosting company:


dns1.www.galaxywebsol.com

dns2.www.galaxywebsol.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS merely manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.