What is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting really? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel web hosting distributors call the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can actually accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, email box accounts, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one requires a lot more than offering solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one single or perchance an entire group of email servers, based on the overall load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply distribute file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear out of the blue.