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Cloud Hosting Revealed

What is cloud hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting company into an actual cloud hosting corporation.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very small number of service providers can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

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

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email connected services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire collection of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting vendor will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting solutions provider:


dns1.teckinteractive.com

dns2.teckinteractive.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.