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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any specific service provider into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of web hosting companies can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, e-mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing merely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly a whole group of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting services provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote data storage service, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered 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 near future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will surface out of the blue.