Cloud Website Hosting Disclosed
What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite trendy in today's computing, Internet and web hosting terminology. However, just a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story brief, we will firstly disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting provider into a genuine cloud hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to furnish remote disk storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting services, not remote disk storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few hosting firms can truly attain it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving many domain names, sites, mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than delivering only remote file storage mounts (or possibly servers). The mail server(s) have to be dedicated just to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be just one single or perchance an entire assortment of electronic mail servers, determined by the overall server load created. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting company will support multiple server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting plans provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server simply reveals that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical machine handles all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, because they simply distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps several brand new clouds we currently are not familiar with will come up out of nowhere.