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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting vendor into a real cloud website hosting company.

The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of hosting firms can actually achieve it.

2. It Entails Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web pages, e-mail accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or perchance a whole collection of email servers, depending on the overall load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.

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



If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:



that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS only exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Warped Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote file storage solution, as multiple hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will appear unexpectedly.

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