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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting supplier.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. Very few hosting corporations can actually make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, email box accounts, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing only remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or possibly a whole array of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting packages provider:


dns1.www.latinamerica-host.net

dns2.www.latinamerica-host.net


If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks 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 only one small part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few new clouds we currently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.