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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. However, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any particular service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of service providers can really make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web sites, e-mails, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the email related services. Doing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one or maybe an entire stack of mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting plans provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.