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How Cloud Web Hosting Works

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all users, does not turn any specific hosting distributor into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to supply remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web sites, email addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole pack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS only displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple fragment 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 FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of the blue.