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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting service provider into a genuine cloud hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web portals, e-mail aliases, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the email linked services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting packages provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will come up out of the blue.