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Cloud Website Hosting Disclosed
What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, only a select few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long story concise, we will firstly let you know what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote disk storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not transform any specific web hosting company into a real cloud hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very hard. Very few web hosting service providers can actually attain it.
2. It Involves Domains, Electronic Mail Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, websites, mailboxes, and so on, right?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one calls for a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Executing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be only one or perhaps a whole assortment of electronic mail servers, based on the total load produced. To have an authentic cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud hosting supplier will support multiple data center sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting vendor:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not limited just to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting companies wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will surface out of the blue.