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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Even so, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into an actual cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data 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. A very small number of web hosting distributors can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, email mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire assortment of email servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting accounts provider will support numerous data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting supplier:

If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting plans 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 DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote data storage service, as many web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web 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, as it's simply one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will come up out of nowhere.

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