Cloud Web Hosting Revealed
What is cloud web hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's information technology, World Wide Web and hosting phraseology. In spite of that, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To render a very long tale succinct, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Furnishing a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not convert any particular hosting supplier into an authentic cloud web hosting plans provider.
The cPanel web hosting suppliers dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote data storage services for private or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared web hosting solution, driven by a one-single-server hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" solution. This is so because the other components of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. Very few hosting firms can actually make it.
2. It Involves Domain Names, E-mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving many domains, web sites, email accounts, etc., aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or maybe physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be just one or perhaps an entire bunch of mail servers, determined by the total server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' 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 web hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud web hosting corporation:
If such a DNS is furnished by your web hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This type of Domain Name Server simply shows that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting CP(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited only to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting distributors would have been referred to as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they merely furnish file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small component of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a couple of brand new clouds we currently are not aware of will appear out of the blue.