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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

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What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very small number of hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web sites, mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole collection of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting company will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting supplier:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server only indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.

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