What Actually is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Even so, only a select few really can say what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any given hosting distributor into a genuine cloud web hosting firm.
The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote disk storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the other components of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite difficult. Very few web hosting firms can truly do it.
2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving lots of domain names, web portals, e-mailbox accounts, and so on, right?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted just to the email associated services. Carrying out nothing different than these concrete procedures. There might be only one single or probably a whole cluster of e-mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have an authentic cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their real amount. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting firm will support multiple data center sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider:
If such a DNS is supplied by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS only indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, as they simply distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very 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 only one small segment of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perchance a number of new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will come up unexpectedly.
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