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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any given web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of web hosting vendors can actually make it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, e-mail addresses, and so on, are we not?
To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing merely remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one single or maybe an entire array of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' 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 website hosting corporation will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting vendors 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 long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will emerge out of nowhere.