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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting vendor into an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few hosting companies can actually accomplish it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, websites, e-mail addresses, etc., right?

To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole cluster of mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting provider will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting company:


dns1.xynadoo.com

dns2.xynadoo.com


If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you spot a DNS such as the one beneath:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few new clouds we currently are not informed about will surface unexpectedly.