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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and hosting terminology. Even so, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel web hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few web hosting service providers can actually do it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, mails, etc., are we not?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing only remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or probably an entire cluster of e-mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting firm will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting supplier:


dns1.baptistchurchwebhosting.com

dns2.baptistchurchwebhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined just to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small fragment of the whole cloud 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.