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How Cloud Website Hosting Operates
What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting lingo. Still, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any specific provider into a genuine cloud hosting plans provider.
The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. A very small number of service providers can really do it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, Emails, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web sites, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, right?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bundle of e-mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting firm will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you discern a DNS such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server just indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will surface out of the blue.