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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?

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What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology uses. Still, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting really means. It is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a long tale short, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.

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

1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which comprises one file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud hosting corporation. There are many dubious hosting services proclaiming that they offer "cloud hosting" when in fact, they are not! Numerous cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to offer remote file storage solutions as cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation in itself, but... we are discussing hosting services here, not remote data storage services for individual or corporate purposes! There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, and call it a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because there are numerous other segments of the entire web hosting platform that work exactly in the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical for most companies. Very few "cloud hosting" service providers can really offer true "cloud hosting" ability.

2. It Involves Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.

Cloud hosting is not confined to a mere remote data storage ability. We are talking about a true hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, mail aliases, etc., aren't we? To be named a hosting service provider offering "cloud hosting" solutions, it takes a lot more than providing simple remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers) to do this. The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing different than their particular assignments. There may be only one single or possibly a whole bundle of email servers, based on the overall server load generated. To offer a genuine cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' Control Panels, FTP, etc.

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

The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting services provider will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents. Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting packages provider: dns1.snapbuilder.net dns2.snapbuilder.net If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your website hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced that there is NOT cloud hosting platform in use when you see a DNS such as the one below: dns658.hostgator.com dns659.hostgator.com This type of Domain Name Server just demonstrates that the website hosting platform in use is a 1 single server. It is most likely cPanel. cPanel is a single one-server web hosting platform and maintains a 98% market share of of all hosting platforms. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).

Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.

So, a cloud hosting service is not solely confined to only a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately, for them, if that was the case, the majority of the web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly furnish file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered within the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not aware of will show up one day.
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