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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting supplier.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, web pages, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or probably an entire bunch of email servers, depending on the total load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple data center sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.phity.host

dns2.phity.host


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS merely indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one small constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.