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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of service providers can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, websites, mail addresses, and so on, are we not?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire set of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting provider will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.vip-host.net

dns2.vip-host.net


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server merely reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a few new clouds we presently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.