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How Cloud Website Hosting Works

What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terms. In spite of that, only a few really can say what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any given service provider into an actual cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel web hosting firms call the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the email related services. Performing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole pack of e-mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider:


dns1.abchost.co.uk

dns2.abchost.co.uk


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


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server merely illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will spring up out of nowhere.