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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting corporation.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting suppliers can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domains, websites, e-mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.

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

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

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS simply exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined only to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface unexpectedly.

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