Cloud Website Hosting Explanation
What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nonetheless, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very long tale brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting provider into an authentic cloud hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to offer remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote disk storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of hosting vendors can really make it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web pages, email mailboxes, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated only to the mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or maybe a whole array of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working 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 a true cloud hosting distributor will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud hosting company:
If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server merely reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's merely one simple fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found 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 near future, perhaps a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will turn up out of nowhere.