What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modern in today's computing, Internet and web hosting jargon. Yet, only a few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale concise, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely difficult. Very few hosting companies can really make it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, Email Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, sites, e-mail addresses, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than furnishing plainly remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole group of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-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 physical server tackles all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply furnish file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks indeed 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 tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of nowhere.