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Cloud Website Hosting Disclosed
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a select few really are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote data storage service, which comprises one disk storage device for all users, does not transform any particular web hosting distributor into a genuine cloud website hosting supplier.
The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining constituents of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite tough. Very few hosting service providers can actually achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting solution, serving countless domains, online portals, email mailbox accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying plainly remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole bunch of email servers, determined by the overall load created. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting supplier:
If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting distributor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of Domain Name Server only manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not restricted exclusively to a remote file storage service, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, probably a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will emerge out of nowhere.