What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. In spite of that, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage device for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to supply remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, powered by a single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very small number of hosting providers can truly accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, email boxes, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail related services. Doing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole set of mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting firm will support numerous server farm facility sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting firm:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very 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 tiny part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will show up unexpectedly.