Description of Cloud Website Hosting
What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all customers, does not transform any particular hosting provider into a genuine cloud web hosting services provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of service providers can truly attain it.
2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domains, sites, e-mail addresses, etc., right?
To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the electronic mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or probably a whole array of mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting supplier:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up out of nowhere.