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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. In spite of that, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote file storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any given hosting provider into an actual cloud hosting company.
The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of hosting vendors can really achieve it.
2. It Involves Domains, Email Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domain names, sites, email aliases, and so on, aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing else than these given procedures. There might be just one or perchance an entire pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud hosting solutions provider:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not restricted only to a remote file storage service, as plenty of web hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few new clouds we presently are not aware of will turn up unexpectedly.