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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Even so, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage device for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.

The cPanel hosting firms name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting corporations can really achieve it.

2. It Encompasses Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.

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

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

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


dns1.gissco.us

dns2.gissco.us


If such a DNS is provided by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a DNS like the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).

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

So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly provide file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a number of new clouds we currently are not informed about will spring up out of nowhere.