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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single data storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific provider into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, sites, email addresses, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perhaps an entire set of mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.arkservers.biz

dns2.arkservers.biz


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up unexpectedly.