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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

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What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. However, just a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.

1. Supplying a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any particular hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting plans provider.

The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving multiple domains, online portals, e-mail boxes, etc., right?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) must be devoted only to the email connected services. Carrying out nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire pack of mail servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.

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


dns1.ru.hepsia.co

dns2.ru.hepsia.co


If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single physical server copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web 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 upcoming future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will turn up out of nowhere.

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