What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting terms. Nevertheless, only a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Furnishing a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any particular web hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting distributor.
The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to deliver remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting providers can truly do it.
2. It Involves Domains, Emails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving countless domain names, online portals, emails, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying merely remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the e-mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or maybe a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a real cloud web hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS just exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server tackles all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage service, as multiple hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will show up unexpectedly.
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