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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given service provider into an actual cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can actually do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, online portals, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email related services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or possibly an entire group of email servers, depending on the total load created. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

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



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting supplier, 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 beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote file storage service, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a few new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear unexpectedly.