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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. Still, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long tale concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one file storage appliance for all users, does not transform any given hosting provider into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can actually attain it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving many domains, online portals, mailbox aliases, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated just to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole set of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting plans provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will spring up out of nowhere.