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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting corporation into a real cloud hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. Very few hosting providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, mails, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or possibly a whole array of e-mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS plainly displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered 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 foreseeable future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up unexpectedly.

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