What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, Internet and hosting lingo. However, just a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story succinct, we will first tell you what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Supplying a remote disk storage service, which comprises one single file storage tool for all users, does not turn any particular hosting service provider into an authentic cloud website hosting firm.
The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to distribute remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining components of the whole hosting platform must be functioning in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting procedure also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. A very meager number of hosting firms can truly do it.
2. It Includes Domains, Email Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving plenty of domain names, web portals, e-mailboxes, and so on, are we not?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one demands a lot more than offering merely remote data storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted just to the mail associated services. Doing nothing else than these given assignments. There might be only one single or probably a whole pack of electronic mail servers, depending on the overall load produced. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the customers' hosting CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider will support multiple server farm sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an actual cloud website hosting corporation:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting accounts provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you spot a DNS like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server simply manifests that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single server deals with all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, FTP, CP(s), web site files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote file storage solution, as plenty of web hosting corporations wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting distributors would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly deliver file web hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one tiny part of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the web hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a few brand new clouds we presently are not familiar with will emerge out of nowhere.