How Cloud Website Hosting Works
What is cloud web hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. Even so, only a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very long story brief, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting distributor into an actual cloud web hosting firm.
The cPanel hosting corporations dub the ability to provide remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting distributors can actually accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domain names, web portals, mails, and so on, are we not?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering plainly remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The mail server(s) have to be devoted just to the e-mail connected services. Carrying out nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one or maybe an entire bundle of mail servers, depending on the total load produced. To have a real cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous data center locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server merely demonstrates that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Interpretation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined just to a remote disk storage service, as numerous hosting providers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they merely offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform appears really very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fraction of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, possibly a number of brand new clouds we presently are not aware of will surface unexpectedly.