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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. However, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any given web hosting company into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting vendors can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email aliases, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire bunch of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting vendor will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting corporation:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.