Explanation of Cloud Hosting
What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale short, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any particular hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting services provider.
The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of web hosting service providers can really accomplish it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, mail aliases, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than delivering just remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular assignments. There might be just one or perhaps a whole collection of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical server handles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as numerous web hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small fraction of the whole cloud 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 upcoming future, probably a few brand new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.