How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?
What is cloud web hosting really? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Nevertheless, just a few in fact know what cloud hosting is. Perchance it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single file storage device for all customers, does not turn any specific web hosting vendor into a real cloud web hosting accounts provider.
The cPanel web hosting providers dub the ability to deliver remote disk storage services a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about hosting services, not remote file storage services for individual or corporate purposes. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting solution, driven by a single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also must be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely tough. A very meager number of hosting suppliers can actually achieve it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Electronic Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud web hosting is not confined to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting service, serving lots of domain names, sites, mails, etc., aren't we?
To call a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one demands a lot more than supplying simply remote disk storage mounts (or perhaps servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated only to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these specific assignments. There might be only one or probably an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, depending on the total load created. To have an authentic cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, irrespective of their real quantity. Performing nothing different. The same goes for the users' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud web hosting services provider will support numerous datacenter sites on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of a true cloud web hosting services provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is provided by your web hosting supplier, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you notice a DNS such as the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, a single physical machine handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), website files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting service is not limited simply to a remote file storage service, as numerous hosting corporations wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not classified as such, since they merely offer file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really quite simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's simply one tiny constituent of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the upcoming future, possibly a bunch of new clouds we presently are not informed about will emerge unexpectedly.
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