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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not turn any specific hosting firm into a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of hosting corporations can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, e-mail box accounts, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or possibly an entire bundle of mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting supplier:


dns1.hostinertia.com

dns2.hostinertia.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly 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 categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a number of new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.