How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
What is cloud web hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's IT, Internet and web hosting terms. Nevertheless, just a few really are familiar with what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a clever idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy tale concise, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote Disk Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage tool for all users, does not transform any given web hosting vendor into an authentic cloud web hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel hosting suppliers dub the ability to furnish remote file storage services a cloud web hosting solution. So far there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing website hosting solutions, not remote file storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server web hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining pieces of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not relate solely to the remote data storage. The remaining services entailed in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. Very few hosting providers can actually do it.
2. It Includes Domain Names, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting service, serving countless domains, websites, email accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one takes a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or possibly servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the email associated services. Performing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be only one or maybe an entire collection of mail servers, depending on the overall server load generated. To have a true cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual number. Carrying out nothing else. The same goes for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud web hosting supplier will support numerous server farm locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a genuine cloud web hosting distributor:
If such a DNS is provided by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be confident when you perceive a Domain Name Server such as the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS merely displays that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perchance it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine copes with all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Warped Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not limited solely to a remote data storage solution, as many web hosting distributors wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting firms would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not classified as such, because they plainly supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform seems really quite plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's merely one small fraction of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a couple of new clouds we presently don't know about will show up out of nowhere.
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