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What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting jargon. However, just a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of web hosting companies can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, sites, email box accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the email linked services. Doing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole array of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting vendor will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface out of nowhere.

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