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How Cloud Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting vendor into an authentic cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. A very meager number of hosting distributors can actually make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving lots of domains, online portals, mailbox aliases, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering merely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bundle of email servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

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



If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one simple component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will turn up unexpectedly.