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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?

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What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting jargon. Still, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting provider into an authentic cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domains, online portals, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one or perhaps a whole cluster of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting vendor:



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS just illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined only to a remote file storage solution, as multiple hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly provide file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.

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