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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

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What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, only a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of service providers can really attain it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, sites, mailbox aliases, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perchance a whole assortment of email servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote disk storage service, as lots of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered 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 e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will come up unexpectedly.

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