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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting vendors can actually make it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, e-mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one or probably a whole pack of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting supplier will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.

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

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.