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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Yet, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Only.

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting vendor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving a lot of domains, sites, mails, etc., are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying plainly remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire group of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.xn--4dbaohmylo0eta.com

dns2.xn--4dbaohmylo0eta.com


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.