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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting firm into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can really do it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, mail addresses, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than offering simply remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted only to the mail related services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one or maybe a whole assortment of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting provider will support multiple server farm sites on different continents.

Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider:



If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one below:



that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply shows that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage service, as plenty of web hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will show up out of nowhere.