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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Even so, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting supplier into a real cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of web hosting companies can really make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web pages, e-mail box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire bunch of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting firm will support multiple datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS just indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they merely supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of nowhere.