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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. In spite of that, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage tool for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can actually achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving many domains, web portals, email mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing plainly remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire set of mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid 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 an authentic cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting company:



If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will surface out of nowhere.