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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Even so, only a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very scanty number of web hosting corporations can really do it.
2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domains, web sites, e-mails, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted just to the email linked services. Performing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one single or perchance a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting vendor:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS only manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud 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 found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, perhaps several brand new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.