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How Does Cloud Hosting Function?

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What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Yet, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any given hosting company into an actual cloud hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web portals, electronic mails, etc., aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail related services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole collection of email servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting vendor will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting accounts provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage solution, as lots of web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up out of the blue.

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