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The Three Most Essential Details About Cloud Hosting.

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.


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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting provider.


The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few hosting suppliers can truly attain it.


2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domains, sites, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?


To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or possibly an entire array of email servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.


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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting corporation will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.


Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting services provider:


dns1.lonex.com

dns2.lonex.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).


Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.