Cloud Website Hosting Revealed
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. Nonetheless, only a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Providing a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage appliance for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting distributor into a real cloud web hosting company.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few service providers can actually accomplish it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving multiple domains, online portals, electronic mails, etc., right?
To name a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing solely remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted only to the mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or maybe a whole stack of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real number. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting vendor will support multiple server farm facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS just displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a number of brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will appear unexpectedly.