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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. In spite of that, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one data storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any specific provider into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.

The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very small number of hosting companies can really achieve it.

2. It Involves Domain Names, Mailbox Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, e-mail addresses, and so on, aren't we?

To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying plainly remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one single or probably a whole bunch of mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting services provider will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.

Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider:


dns1.westgatehosting.com

dns2.westgatehosting.com


If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a DNS like the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge unexpectedly.