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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. However, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all clients, does not turn any specific service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few hosting service providers can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web pages, electronic mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.

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