Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting
What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all users, does not convert any given provider into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few hosting firms can truly accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domains, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, sites, mail aliases, etc., are we not?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than offering simply remote disk storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole group of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting company will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider:
If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote file storage solution, as lots of hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply 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 file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge out of the blue.