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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting terms. Still, only a select few really know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular hosting vendor into an authentic cloud hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting firms can truly accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domains, web portals, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load created. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting accounts provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

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



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS just shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up out of nowhere.

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