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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a few really know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story short, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting company into a genuine cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few web hosting corporations can really attain it.

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

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, sites, mailboxes, etc., right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole cluster of email servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider:


dns1.123megahost.com

dns2.123megahost.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.

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