How Cloud Web Hosting Works
What is cloud web hosting actually? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Nonetheless, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story succinct, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote data storage service, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all customers, does not convert any particular hosting service provider into a real cloud web hosting provider.
The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to distribute remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the remaining fractions 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 involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. A very meager number of service providers can truly accomplish it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, online portals, email accounts, and so on, are we not?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) have to be devoted just to the e-mail related services. Executing nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be just one single or possibly a whole array of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Performing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting company will support numerous datacenter locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you see a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This sort of DNS only displays that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web site files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not restricted simply to a remote file storage service, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, since they simply offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears really quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one tiny fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will turn up out of nowhere.