Cloud Website Hosting Description
What is cloud website hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long tale concise, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific web hosting company into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to offer remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very small number of web hosting distributors can truly do it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving plenty of domains, web portals, electronic mail accounts, etc., aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) must be devoted only to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or possibly an entire set of mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting solutions provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage solution, as lots of service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perchance a few brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will emerge unexpectedly.