What Indeed is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting lingo. Even so, just a select few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which comprises one file storage tool for all clients, does not transform any given provider into a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider.
The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very scanty number of hosting firms can actually achieve it.
2. It Includes Domains, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, websites, e-mails, etc., aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the email linked services. Performing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting company will support numerous server farm locations on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting plans provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Maybe 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 physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted solely to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a number of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will appear out of nowhere.