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Cloud Web Hosting Description
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story concise, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single disk storage tool for all customers, does not transform any given web hosting company into a real cloud website hosting supplier.
The cPanel web hosting firms dub the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of web hosting vendors can really accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, web pages, electronic mail aliases, and so on, right?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing solely remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing else than these concrete procedures. There might be only one or probably an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud website hosting provider:
If such a DNS is offered by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS just exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined simply to a remote disk storage solution, as many web hosting corporations wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly deliver file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, possibly a few new clouds we currently don't know about will emerge out of nowhere.