How Cloud Web Hosting Functions
What is cloud hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. In spite of that, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very long story short, we will firstly reveal to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage appliance for all clients, does not turn any given provider into an authentic cloud hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel hosting firms call the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting solutions, not remote file storage solutions for individual or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, based on a single-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the remaining fractions of the entire hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few hosting providers can actually accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, Email Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving many domains, sites, e-mailbox accounts, etc., aren't we?
To call a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one demands a lot more than providing simply remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated just to the e-mail connected services. Executing nothing different than these specific tasks. There might be only one or probably an entire assortment of e-mail servers, based on the overall server load generated. To have a real cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter facility locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting supplier, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of DNS plainly reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine takes care of all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Definition of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted just to a remote disk storage solution, as many hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, as they plainly furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform appears indeed quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small fraction of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting 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 a bunch of new clouds we currently don't know about will turn up unexpectedly.