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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting lingo. However, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific web hosting firm into a genuine cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of service providers can really do it.

2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, online portals, email aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the mail related services. Executing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire set of email servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server merely exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a few new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.