Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modern in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting terms. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one single disk storage device for all clients, does not transform any particular web hosting vendor into an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel web hosting companies call the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few hosting service providers can actually do it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving multiple domain names, online portals, mailboxes, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing only remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be dedicated just to the electronic mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these given assignments. There might be only one single or possibly an entire group of e-mail servers, based on the total load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting company will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud website hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server simply indicates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical server deals with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of hosting providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, since they merely provide file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small fragment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a couple of new clouds we presently are not informed about will appear unexpectedly.