How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?
What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting parlance. Still, only a select few in fact are informed about what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a good idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will firstly let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Providing a remote file storage solution, which comprises one single file storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific web hosting firm into an actual cloud website hosting company.
The cPanel hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for personal or corporate purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared web hosting service, based on a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer solely to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few web hosting companies can truly achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Boxes, Databases, FTPs, CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving numerous domain names, websites, mailbox accounts, etc., are we not?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing only remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be dedicated exclusively to the electronic mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these particular procedures. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting vendor will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you spot a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited only to a remote data storage solution, as a lot of web hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, because they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems indeed very plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, maybe several new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.