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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Still, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can truly make it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail 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 lots of domain names, web pages, e-mailboxes, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or perchance an entire pack of mail servers, based on the overall 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. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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



If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS only manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.

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