Description of Cloud Web Hosting
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's computing, Internet and hosting parlance. Even so, only a few actually can tell what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not turn any particular web hosting supplier into an actual cloud web hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to deliver remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting service, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the remaining parts of the whole hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really tough. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can truly do it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, electronic mail aliases, etc., are we not?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted solely to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or possibly an entire cluster of e-mail servers, determined by the overall server load generated. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting corporation will support multiple datacenter facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting firm:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted only to a remote disk storage service, as lots of hosting service providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they merely distribute file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fragment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the near future, maybe a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will turn up out of the blue.
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