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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, just a few really know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story brief, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.

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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting company into a real cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, online portals, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing plainly remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be devoted solely to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or probably an entire group of electronic mail servers, based on the total load created. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple data center facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:

If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:

that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they simply furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up unexpectedly.