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How Cloud Hosting Works

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nevertheless, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only 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 really problematical. A very scanty number of hosting companies can really make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, web portals, emails, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering merely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or probably an entire stack of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting company will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS such as the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up out of the blue.