Cloud Hosting Explained
What is cloud website hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting terms. Still, only a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart 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 Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Providing a remote data storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting supplier into a real cloud website hosting plans provider.
The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting corporations can really do it.
2. It Includes Domains, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, mail addresses, and so on, right?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than providing simply remote data storage mounts (or probably servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Performing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or probably an entire set of mail servers, based on the overall load created. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting vendors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, maybe a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up out of the blue.