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The Three Most Crucial Facts About Cloud Hosting.

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What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.


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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud hosting company.


The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can really attain it.


2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, email addresses, etc., aren't we?


To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or maybe an entire bundle of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.


3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.

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


Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting company:


dns1.lonex.com

dns2.lonex.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).


Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as many hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a few brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface out of nowhere.