Description of Cloud Website Hosting
What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a select few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy story short, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote file storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting provider into a real cloud hosting supplier.
The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting companies can really achieve it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving numerous domains, web portals, electronic mail aliases, etc., are we not?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one or perhaps a whole bundle of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Characterization of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance several new clouds we presently are not informed about will emerge out of nowhere.