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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Still, just a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting vendor into a real cloud hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of hosting service providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domains, web pages, mailbox aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or perchance an entire cluster of e-mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting firm:


dns1.webhosting.technominds.com

dns2.webhosting.technominds.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.