What Does Cloud Web Hosting Represent?
What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one file storage tool for all clients, does not turn any particular web hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to distribute remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of hosting corporations can actually accomplish it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, web portals, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting firm will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud website hosting plans provider:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered 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 upcoming future, maybe several new clouds we currently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.