What Does Cloud Web Hosting Denote?
What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one data storage appliance for all users, does not convert any given web hosting provider into an actual cloud web hosting company.
The cPanel hosting distributors dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. A very small number of web hosting suppliers can actually make it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, mailboxes, and so on, are we not?
To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering just remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated solely to the email connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole set of email servers, based on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting packages provider will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting plans 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 definitely be convinced when you see a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage solution, as numerous web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely offer file web hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly several new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of the blue.