How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?
What is cloud website hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting jargon. In spite of that, only a few actually are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story short, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting distributor into an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel hosting providers dub the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting service, powered by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the other pieces of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole web hosting process also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's quite problematical. A very meager number of hosting providers can actually achieve it.
2. It Includes Domains, Emails, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving plenty of domains, online portals, emails, and so on, are we not?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Executing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole bundle of e-mail servers, depending on the overall server load created. To have a real cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, regardless of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting firm will support numerous server farm sites on different continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of a true cloud website hosting distributor:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you notice a DNS such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server just manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Maybe it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined solely to a remote data storage solution, as many hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting companies would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly supply file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's only one simple fraction of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance several brand new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will emerge out of nowhere.