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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's IT, Internet and hosting lingo. Even so, only a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular service provider into an actual cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very small number of hosting service providers can actually do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, websites, mail addresses, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole array of email servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server only illustrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, since they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.