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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not convert any given hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can really accomplish it.

2. It Includes Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, sites, emails, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or maybe a whole pack of email servers, determined by the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting vendor:



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of web hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a few new clouds we presently are not familiar with will surface out of the blue.