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How Cloud Website Hosting Works

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What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage device for all customers, does not turn any given hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.

The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting suppliers can really make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web pages, email boxes, etc., aren't we?

To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing just remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the email linked services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or perchance an entire set of email servers, determined by the total load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting solutions provider:


dns1.icanhosting.com

dns2.icanhosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they merely offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple constituent of the whole 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 DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.

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