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How Cloud Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Nonetheless, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting provider into a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, sites, e-mails, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or probably an entire group of mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server copes with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited only to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot 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 electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.