What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?
What is cloud hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modern in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage appliance for all clients, does not transform any specific hosting firm into a real cloud hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel web hosting suppliers name the ability to furnish remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few hosting distributors can truly achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, online portals, electronic mails, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than supplying just remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the e-mail related services. Carrying out nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one or probably a whole set of email servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting solutions provider will support numerous datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS merely illustrates that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server is responsible for all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Description of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote file storage service, as many hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they merely furnish file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we presently don't know about will come up out of the blue.