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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, just a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting accounts provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of service providers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, mailbox accounts, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perhaps an entire collection of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting vendor:


dns1.smoothwebhosting.com

dns2.smoothwebhosting.com


If such a DNS is offered by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage solution, as many web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.