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Definition of Cloud Hosting
What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud hosting distributor.
The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of hosting firms can really make it.
2. It Entails Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domain names, online portals, electronic mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or possibly an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting packages provider:
If such a DNS is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not confined simply to a remote data storage solution, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will surface out of the blue.