How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting jargon. In spite of that, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy tale short, we will first reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting supplier into an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared hosting solution, based on a single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting distributors can actually do it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Email Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, mail addresses, etc., are we not?
To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing only remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) must be dedicated solely to the mail associated services. Performing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or possibly an entire group of mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting distributor will support multiple datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply exhibits that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted exclusively to a remote data storage solution, as plenty of web hosting vendors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting corporations would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting services, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one tiny fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the email cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a number of new clouds we currently are not familiar with will spring up unexpectedly.