What Does Cloud Web Hosting Stand for?
What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Even so, just a select few in fact are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will first describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given web hosting supplier into a real cloud web hosting corporation.
The cPanel hosting suppliers call the ability to supply remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other constituents of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in exactly the same way - this does not relate solely to the remote disk storage. The other services entailed in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. A very scanty number of hosting vendors can really achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote disk storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving numerous domain names, sites, e-mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one requires a lot more than supplying simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) must be dedicated only to the electronic mail related services. Performing nothing else than these specific procedures. There might be only one single or maybe a whole bundle of email servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a real cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting Control Panels, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting provider will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of an actual cloud web hosting provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you spot a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS merely demonstrates that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as lots of web hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply deliver file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks really very simple, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small component of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a couple of new clouds we currently are not informed about will emerge unexpectedly.