What Does Cloud Website Hosting Denote?
What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting jargon. Yet, only a few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one disk storage appliance for all users, does not convert any specific service provider into a real cloud hosting distributor.
The cPanel web hosting companies name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of web hosting suppliers can actually attain it.
2. It Involves Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving many domain names, web sites, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than furnishing merely remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the electronic mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one single or probably a whole group of electronic mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real quantity. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting services provider will support multiple data center facility locations on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting packages provider:
If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they plainly offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a few new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge out of the blue.