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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates

What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one data storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting service provider into a real cloud hosting services provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can truly make it.

2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, sites, e-mailboxes, etc., right?

To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole assortment of e-mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting distributor will support numerous data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting company:

If such a DNS is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a DNS such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS only manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage solution, as multiple web hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small component of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up unexpectedly.