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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting company into a genuine cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can really achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, web sites, mail aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or maybe a whole array of email servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting distributor:


dns1.www.tronindex.net

dns2.www.tronindex.net


If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a few brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will show up out of nowhere.