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How Cloud Hosting Operates

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very small number of web hosting corporations can really attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying merely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire collection of email servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting solutions provider:


dns1.inticweb.com

dns2.inticweb.com


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 definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS only reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly several brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up out of the blue.