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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Still, just a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any given web hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to supply remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, 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 service, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of web hosting providers can truly achieve it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domains, web portals, mails, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire array of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting firm will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting solutions provider:


dns1.shifahost.com

dns2.shifahost.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage service, as lots of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will appear unexpectedly.