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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any given hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of service providers can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, online portals, e-mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole pack of email servers, determined by the total load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous data center locations on different continents.

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


dns1.france.raidlayer.com

dns2.france.raidlayer.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, 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 DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the 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 a number of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up out of nowhere.