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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates
What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. However, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can really accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web sites, email aliases, and so on, are we not?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole bunch of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting solutions provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined just to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they simply offer file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up unexpectedly.