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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be quite fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. Yet, only a few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story brief, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Furnishing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one disk storage tool for all clients, does not convert any given web hosting vendor into a genuine cloud web hosting corporation.
The cPanel hosting corporations name the ability to distribute remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other parts of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not relate only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very small number of hosting suppliers can truly attain it.
2. It Includes Domains, Electronic Mails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving lots of domains, web pages, email boxes, and so on, are we not?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be just one or perchance an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, based on the overall load produced. To have a genuine cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting provider will support multiple server farm facility sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud web hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly illustrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and holds a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited only to a remote data storage service, as numerous web hosting companies wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform appears indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a few brand new clouds we currently don't know about will surface out of nowhere.