Cloud Website Hosting Clarified
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. However, just a few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very long tale succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single data storage device for all clients, does not transform any given web hosting corporation into a real cloud website hosting corporation.
The cPanel web hosting corporations dub the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really hard. Very few web hosting vendors can truly attain it.
2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, sites, email mailbox accounts, and so on, are we not?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering plainly remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email linked services. Executing nothing different than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or possibly a whole pack of mail servers, depending on the total server load created. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple data center facility sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you observe a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of DNS just shows that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting vendors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a bunch of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will come up out of nowhere.