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How Cloud Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Even so, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving a lot of domains, sites, mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one or perhaps a whole group of mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-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 single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage solution, as multiple hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several new clouds we presently are not informed about will surface out of the blue.