Cloud Website Hosting Description
What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale concise, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting service provider into a real cloud web hosting provider.
The cPanel hosting distributors name the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can actually achieve it.
2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, sites, e-mails, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated only to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire bundle of email servers, depending on the total load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same goes 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 an authentic cloud web hosting firm will support numerous datacenter facility sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting services provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server only displays that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fraction 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 Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up out of nowhere.