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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. However, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any given web hosting company into an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can truly accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web sites, mail addresses, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing just remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or perhaps a whole collection of email servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

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


dns1.onionhost.com

dns2.onionhost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small component of the entire cloud 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 DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a couple of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.

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