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How Cloud Web Hosting Works

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting company into an actual cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, sites, e-mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or possibly an entire set of email servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as numerous hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.