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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates

What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy story succinct, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of hosting corporations can really attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, websites, mailboxes, and so on, right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing simply remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the mail related services. Doing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole pack of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting services provider will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately 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 back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of the blue.