How Cloud Website Hosting Works
What is cloud hosting actually? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting phraseology. Even so, just a select few actually are informed about what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
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1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Providing a remote disk storage service, which involves one single disk storage tool for all users, does not convert any specific hosting firm into an authentic cloud hosting corporation.
The cPanel hosting providers name the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud hosting service. Until now there is nothing bad about the cloud designation, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote data storage solutions for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server web hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The other services involved in the entire web hosting process also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can really make it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, Email Addresses, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage exclusively. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving lots of domains, sites, mailbox accounts, etc., right?
To dub a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than distributing just remote data storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The electronic mail server(s) must be dedicated only to the email connected services. Doing nothing else than these concrete tasks. There might be just one single or perhaps an entire bunch of mail servers, based on the total load created. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be operating as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' hosting CPs, the FTP, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an instance of a DNS of a true cloud hosting distributor:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be certain when you perceive a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This sort of Domain Name Server plainly reveals that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and holds a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one physical server is responsible for all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Explanation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as numerous hosting firms wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting distributors would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, because they merely distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting solutions. The file hosting platform looks indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one tiny component of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, perchance a number of new clouds we currently are not acquainted with will show up unexpectedly.