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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domain names, online portals, e-mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than providing merely remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or possibly an entire stack of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.

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

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your 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 observe a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS just shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of web hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.

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