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How Cloud Hosting Works

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of web hosting service providers can truly do it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web pages, email box accounts, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than offering plainly remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole stack of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.

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


dns1.nm-ict.com

dns2.nm-ict.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple segment of the whole 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 upcoming future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.