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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting parlance. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.

1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few hosting distributors can really make it.

2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, sites, e-mails, etc., right?

To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering merely remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one or maybe an entire bunch of e-mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.

Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting vendor:


dns1.cloudhostshop.com

dns2.cloudhostshop.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly illustrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined simply to a remote file storage solution, as multiple web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.