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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

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What is cloud web hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Even so, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all customers, does not transform any specific provider into an authentic cloud web hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. 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 business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of hosting providers can truly attain it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web 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 multiple domains, online portals, email mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than providing merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or maybe an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud web hosting firm:


dns1.hosting.wiseprosolutions.com

dns2.hosting.wiseprosolutions.com


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a few new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of the blue.

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