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Description of Cloud Web Hosting
What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and hosting parlance. Nonetheless, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale short, we will first disclose to you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all clients, does not convert any given hosting firm into an actual cloud web hosting plans provider.
The cPanel hosting corporations call the ability to provide remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting service. Up till now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote data storage services for private or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, powered by a one-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. That's because the other constituents of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not refer solely to the remote file storage. The rest of the services entailed in the whole hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very difficult. Very few web hosting suppliers can truly do it.
2. It Involves Domains, Mailboxes, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, e-mail box accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than delivering simply remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) must be devoted just to the email linked services. Executing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be only one or probably a whole cluster of mail servers, depending on the overall load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their actual number. Executing nothing else. The same goes for the clients' web hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting services provider will support multiple datacenter facility sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting packages provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting services provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just manifests that the hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one server handles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely supply file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the upcoming future, probably a number of new clouds we currently are not aware of will appear unexpectedly.