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How Cloud Hosting Operates

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Still, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of hosting companies can actually make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, sites, electronic mail aliases, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than providing only remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the email linked services. Performing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perhaps an entire array of mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting vendor will support multiple server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of a real cloud hosting plans provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud 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, perhaps a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will surface out of the blue.

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