What is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Even so, just a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Providing a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any particular hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel web hosting vendors dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of hosting companies can really make it.
2. It Includes Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving lots of domains, web pages, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than providing solely remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted only to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or probably an entire array of e-mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous datacenter facility locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting packages provider:
If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you observe a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting corporations would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.
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