How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?
What is cloud website hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and web hosting lingo. Nevertheless, just a select few in fact can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a quite long story succinct, we will firstly describe to you what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote disk storage service, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific hosting firm into a genuine cloud website hosting solutions provider.
The cPanel web hosting distributors dub the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for personal or business needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to name a shared hosting service, powered by a one-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote disk storage. The remaining services involved in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very scanty number of hosting suppliers can really do it.
2. It Entails Domains, Email Mailboxes, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving countless domains, websites, mailbox aliases, etc., aren't we?
To call a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one calls for a lot more than offering just remote disk storage mounts (or maybe servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the email associated services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or maybe a whole cluster of email servers, depending on the overall server load produced. To have an authentic cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same goes for the clients' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting corporation will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:
If such a DNS is provided by your web hosting accounts provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you see a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly demonstrates that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and holds a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine tackles all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Explanation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not limited only to a remote data storage solution, as numerous hosting service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not referred to as such, because they simply provide file hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one simple constituent of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, possibly a few new clouds we currently are not aware of will surface out of nowhere.