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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Even so, only a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very meager number of hosting corporations can really do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web sites, mailbox aliases, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or probably an entire assortment of email servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS just exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage service, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.