What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy tale short, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single data storage tool for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting corporation into a real cloud web hosting firm.
The cPanel hosting vendors name the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very small number of web hosting distributors can actually accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, web pages, electronic mail accounts, etc., aren't we?
To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing only remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the mail related services. Executing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or perchance a whole stack of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting solutions provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you notice a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined just to a remote data storage service, as plenty of web hosting suppliers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a bunch of brand new clouds we presently don't know about will spring up out of nowhere.