How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting phraseology. Nevertheless, just a select few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all clients, does not turn any specific hosting distributor into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.
The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. Very few web hosting suppliers can really do it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting service, serving many domain names, web pages, email mailbox accounts, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) have to be devoted solely to the mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or probably a whole group of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting plans provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting company:
If such a DNS is furnished by your hosting company, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not confined exclusively to a remote data storage service, as lots of hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, because they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform seems really quite simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably several new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear out of the blue.