What Does Cloud Website Hosting Signify?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Still, just a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage tool for all clients, does not transform any particular hosting firm into an authentic cloud web hosting distributor.
The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. Very few service providers can actually attain it.
2. It Entails Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, sites, electronic mail accounts, etc., right?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than furnishing just remote data storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Doing nothing different than these specific procedures. There might be only one or perchance an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Executing nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' 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 web hosting provider will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted solely to a remote file storage solution, as numerous hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly supply file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will spring up unexpectedly.