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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Stand for?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Yet, only a select few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage device for all users, does not turn any specific hosting corporation into a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of web hosting companies can actually do it.
2. It Includes Domains, Email Boxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, websites, electronic mail aliases, etc., are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than providing solely remote data storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated just to the mail related services. Performing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or perchance a whole stack of electronic mail servers, based on the total load generated. To have an actual cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous data center sites on multiple continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting supplier:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting vendor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you notice a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of DNS merely shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not restricted just to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of hosting suppliers wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply offer file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform appears really very 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 merely one tiny fragment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a bunch of brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will show up out of nowhere.