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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Still, just a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all users, does not transform any given hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few hosting vendors can actually make it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving multiple domains, web pages, e-mail box accounts, and so on, aren't we?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

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

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



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



that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up unexpectedly.