How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?
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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy story short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into an actual cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting service providers can really accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, online portals, email accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or probably an entire stack of email servers, based on the total server load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, 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 distributor will support multiple server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting supplier:


dns1.tugoats.com

dns2.tugoats.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will come up unexpectedly.