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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, World Wide Web and web hosting phraseology. Even so, only a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite lengthy story concise, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage solution, which involves one single file storage tool for all customers, does not transform any particular web hosting supplier into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel hosting companies dub the ability to provide remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for private or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining fractions of the whole hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting service providers can actually achieve it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, websites, electronic mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than delivering merely remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The mail server(s) must be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire group of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their actual number. Doing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting plans provider will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of a genuine cloud website hosting supplier:
If such a DNS is supplied by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined simply to a remote data storage service, as multiple web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they merely provide file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform seems really very simple, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's only one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe a number of new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up out of the blue.