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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Yet, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly make it.

2. It Includes Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, email boxes, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole cluster of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting firm:

If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up unexpectedly.