How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?
What is cloud web hosting in fact? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Even so, just a few in fact are aware of what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Restricted to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote file storage service, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not turn any particular hosting vendor into an actual cloud web hosting supplier.
The cPanel hosting suppliers name the ability to offer remote file storage services a cloud web hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting service, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other pieces of the whole hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very small number of web hosting firms can actually make it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a web hosting service, serving lots of domain names, websites, mailboxes, etc., aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering merely remote file storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the email related services. Doing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one single or perhaps a whole stack of e-mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud web hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm facility locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of a genuine cloud web hosting provider:
If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS just manifests that the web hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform is indeed very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny part of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a couple of new clouds we presently are not aware of will spring up out of nowhere.