How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all customers, does not convert any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few web hosting providers can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, online portals, email boxes, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than providing only remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or maybe a whole pack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting distributor:

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server only indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will come up out of nowhere.

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