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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, only a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific service provider into an actual cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very scanty number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, email box accounts, and so on, are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or probably a whole set of e-mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server merely manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we currently are not aware of will come up out of nowhere.