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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting companies can really make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, online portals, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering solely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the email linked services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire group of email servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting supplier:


dns1.rcs-tek.com

dns2.rcs-tek.com


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS merely exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of 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 classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of the blue.