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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting jargon. Still, only a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular service provider into an actual cloud hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of web hosting service providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, electronic mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than providing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or perchance an entire bunch of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting distributor:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage service, as lots of service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.