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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?

What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting provider into an actual cloud hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can truly achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, online portals, mailbox aliases, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or possibly a whole bunch of email servers, based on the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud hosting services provider:



If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you observe a DNS like the one beneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server merely displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will show up out of the blue.