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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting firm into an authentic cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very meager number of hosting distributors can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, sites, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be only one single or possibly an entire collection of email servers, determined by the total server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting vendor will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider:



If such a DNS is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS like the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.