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Definition of Cloud Hosting

What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all users, does not turn any specific hosting provider into a real cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very meager number of web hosting firms can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, online portals, electronic mails, and so on, are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted solely to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole set of mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting supplier will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting vendor:


dns1.www.antharwebs.com

dns2.www.antharwebs.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting corporations 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 a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up out of nowhere.