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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, just a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which involves one single data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting corporation into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. Very few hosting companies can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole stack of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting packages provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they merely furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really 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 just one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will show up unexpectedly.