Cloud Hosting Explanation
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Even so, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Furnishing a remote file storage service, which involves one file storage appliance for all users, does not convert any particular web hosting company into an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider.
The cPanel web hosting companies dub the ability to furnish remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk 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, powered by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other parts of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. Very few web hosting vendors can really accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail associated services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one single or perchance an entire bundle of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting solutions provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting services provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you discern a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server simply shows that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited simply to a remote disk storage solution, as multiple hosting distributors wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple constituent of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.