What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Still, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale short, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given hosting vendor into an actual cloud website hosting company.
The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other constituents of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, web portals, email mailboxes, and so on, right?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying only remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting distributor:
If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage solution, as plenty of hosting suppliers 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 hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge out of the blue.