How Does Cloud Website Hosting Function?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. Even so, just a select few actually are aware of what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very lengthy story concise, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Only.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which comprises one data storage tool for all clients, does not convert any specific service provider into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.
The cPanel web hosting providers call the ability to furnish remote data storage services a cloud web hosting service. So far there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for private or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting service, based on a single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be working in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very small number of hosting service providers can really make it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, Electronic Mails, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are discussing a hosting service, serving plenty of domain names, web pages, mails, and so on, right?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than supplying plainly remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email related services. Executing nothing else than these particular tasks. There might be only one single or possibly an entire group of mail servers, determined by the total server load produced. To have an actual cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud web hosting accounts provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting corporation:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting distributor, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be sure when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of DNS plainly indicates that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting CP(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote data storage service, as lots of service providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one simple part 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 DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, probably several brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will come up unexpectedly.