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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Still, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story concise, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting service provider into a real cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few web hosting distributors can really accomplish it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, electronic mail aliases, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email connected services. Executing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one or maybe a whole stack of email servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual number. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting accounts provider:

If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a DNS like the one below:

that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they simply provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently don't know about will appear out of the blue.

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