Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. However, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story brief, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting firm into an actual cloud website hosting services provider.
The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting service, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. Very few hosting providers can actually make it.
2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, sites, email addresses, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote disk storage mounts (or possibly servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these particular assignments. There might be just one single or perhaps a whole array of email servers, based on the overall server load produced. To have a real cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you discern a Domain Name Server like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS merely exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Maybe 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, a single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted only to a remote file storage solution, as numerous web hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.