Cloud Website Hosting Description
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting terminology. Still, only a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale succinct, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting company into a real cloud website hosting vendor.
The cPanel web hosting firms name the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few web hosting companies can actually achieve it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, online portals, email accounts, and so on, right?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing only remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated just to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or possibly an entire bunch of email servers, based on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you notice a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server just indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined only to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they simply distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance several brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.