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How Cloud Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale short, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all users, does not convert any given hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.

The cPanel hosting distributors call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few hosting service providers can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving countless domains, sites, mails, etc., aren't we?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire pack of mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting services provider:

If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly several brand new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge unexpectedly.