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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given hosting corporation into a genuine cloud hosting provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly do it.


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2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web portals, e-mails, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perchance an entire array of email servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting distributor:


dns1.lonex.com

dns2.lonex.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.