What Does Cloud Hosting Signify?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. In spite of that, just a few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Delivering a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any given web hosting service provider into an actual cloud web hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the whole hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very small number of web hosting corporations can truly accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving multiple domains, web portals, mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated just to the email linked services. Doing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire group of mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting supplier will support multiple datacenter facility locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server plainly indicates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we currently don't know about will spring up unexpectedly.