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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not transform any given web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web portals, email accounts, etc., right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

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

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting solutions provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small part of the entire cloud web 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 DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly several brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.

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