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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any given web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of hosting providers can really do it.

2. It Includes Domains, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, sites, emails, etc., are we not?

To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or maybe a whole assortment of mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting firm:


dns1.luisarts.net

dns2.luisarts.net


If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.

So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of brand new clouds we presently are not informed about will show up out of the blue.