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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Still, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage device for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.
The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting companies can actually attain it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, websites, e-mail boxes, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing only remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perhaps an entire pack of email servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will spring up out of nowhere.