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How Cloud Hosting Works

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting service provider into a real cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of web hosting providers can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, sites, emails, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted only to the mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or probably an entire cluster of email servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting plans provider:



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 certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up out of the blue.