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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any given hosting supplier into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few web hosting providers can really make it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domains, sites, email boxes, etc., aren't we?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than providing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one single or probably a whole bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting vendor will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation:


dns1.nebulaone.us

dns2.nebulaone.us


If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they simply supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will come up out of nowhere.