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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, only a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can really do it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

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

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the email related services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or perchance an entire set of email servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting provider will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a DNS like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS simply displays that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.

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