Cloud Hosting Explanation
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single data storage device for all users, does not turn any particular web hosting corporation into a genuine cloud web hosting distributor.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of web hosting companies can actually achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, web portals, e-mail boxes, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing only remote disk storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be only one single or maybe a whole stack of e-mail servers, determined by the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting firm will support numerous data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting supplier:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply displays that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote file storage service, as multiple hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot 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 foreseeable future, probably a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will surface out of nowhere.