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How Cloud Web Hosting Works

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can really make it.

2. It Involves Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, sites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing merely remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one or perchance an entire set of mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting vendor:



If such a DNS is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up out of the blue.