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How Cloud Web Hosting Works

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. Nevertheless, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can actually attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domains, online portals, email box accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing simply remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or perchance an entire bundle of mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.5datahost.com

dns2.5datahost.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote disk storage service, as many web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers 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 hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will come up unexpectedly.