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How Cloud Hosting Functions

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not turn any specific web hosting provider into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting service providers can really achieve it.

2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, online portals, mail accounts, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or perchance a whole assortment of email servers, based on the total server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing 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) too.

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

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting distributor:


dns1.hypervirtual.ca

dns2.hypervirtual.ca


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as a lot of hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one tiny part of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a couple of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of the blue.