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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. However, only a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting service providers can really do it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, web sites, mail aliases, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated only to the email linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole group of mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' CPs, 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 company will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.

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

If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS only demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will turn up out of the blue.

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