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Cloud Website Hosting Explanation
What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, just a select few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story short, we will firstly acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Furnishing a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all users, does not transform any specific web hosting service provider into an actual cloud hosting company.
The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to deliver remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about 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 call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of hosting distributors can truly achieve it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving numerous domain names, sites, mail addresses, etc., are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one takes a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the electronic mail connected services. Performing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or perchance a whole group of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a real cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting services provider will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud hosting corporation:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS only displays that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as many web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's simply one tiny component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a bunch of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up unexpectedly.