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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, just a few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long story concise, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting provider into a real cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. 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 platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can really attain it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, websites, mailboxes, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted just to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or possibly a whole group of email servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' 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 accounts provider will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting distributor:

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will surface out of the blue.