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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Still, only a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale concise, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all users, does not convert any given hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting providers can actually make it.

2. It Involves Domains, E-mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, online portals, mail addresses, and so on, right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole collection of electronic mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.htvhosting.com

dns2.htvhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server just illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.