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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. In spite of that, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting provider into a genuine cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate 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 environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can truly attain it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web pages, email aliases, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the email connected services. Performing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or perhaps an entire group of email servers, based on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.

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



If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you discern a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will emerge out of nowhere.

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