What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Yet, just a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting service provider into a genuine cloud web hosting vendor.
The cPanel hosting firms dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few web hosting providers can really make it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, online portals, email aliases, and so on, aren't we?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than offering plainly remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email associated services. Executing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire bunch of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting corporation will support numerous data center facility locations on different continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server copes with all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will surface unexpectedly.