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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. However, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting company into a real cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domains, web sites, e-mailboxes, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole assortment of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:



If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will appear out of the blue.

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