Cloud Website Hosting Explanation
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, only a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting supplier into an actual cloud website hosting vendor.
The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, electronic mail aliases, etc., aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire array of email servers, depending on the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting firm will support numerous data center locations on different continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting plans provider:
If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly provide file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will spring up unexpectedly.