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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few web hosting service providers can truly attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, web portals, e-mail box accounts, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing plainly remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the e-mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or perchance a whole assortment of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as multiple service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot 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 File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up out of nowhere.