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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates

What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terms. Nonetheless, only a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.

1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting company.

The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few web hosting service providers can truly attain it.

2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, websites, electronic mail addresses, and so on, right?

To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these specific assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole bundle of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting supplier:


dns1.zazti.com

dns2.zazti.com


If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you see a Domain Name Server 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 reveals that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical machine handles all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely furnish file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.