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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

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What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into an actual cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers call the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to 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 Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, online portals, e-mail aliases, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying solely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the e-mail linked services. Performing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or probably an entire pack of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation:



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of nowhere.

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