What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a few really know what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not turn any particular provider into a genuine cloud website hosting distributor.
The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can really accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web sites, e-mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing solely remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the email connected services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or perchance an entire bunch of email servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they plainly offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of the blue.