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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?

What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.

1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.

1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting service provider into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.

The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very meager number of web hosting corporations can really make it.

2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.

Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, emails, etc., aren't we?

To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than distributing just remote file storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or possibly a whole cluster of mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, 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 company will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.

Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider:


dns1.vertexhosts.com

dns2.vertexhosts.com


If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one below:


dns658.hostgator.com

dns659.hostgator.com


that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

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

So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as many service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a few brand new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of the blue.