What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting actually? The term 'cloud' seems to be very modish in today's computing, Internet and hosting terminology. Nonetheless, only a few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long story brief, we will first let you know what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which comprises one file storage tool for all customers, does not convert any specific hosting corporation into an authentic cloud website hosting vendor.
The cPanel hosting companies name the ability to offer remote disk storage services a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-single-server web hosting platform, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. This is so because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not refer only to the remote disk storage. The other services involved in the entire hosting procedure also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's really problematical. A very scanty number of web hosting vendors can actually do it.
2. It Encompasses Domain Names, Mail Aliases, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not confined to a remote file storage solely. We are talking about a hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, online portals, mail aliases, and so on, are we not?
To name a hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than furnishing merely remote file storage mounts (or probably servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail linked services. Carrying out nothing else than these given procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire bundle of electronic mail servers, determined by the total load created. To have a genuine cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Executing nothing different. The same goes for the clients' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting provider will support multiple data center locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a Domain Name Server of an authentic cloud website hosting packages provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your web hosting packages provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a Domain Name Server like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This kind of Domain Name Server only reveals that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and has a market share of more than ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine is responsible for all web hosting services (web, e-mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), web files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not confined exclusively to a remote disk storage service, as plenty of hosting firms wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting vendors would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones a long time back! They are not categorized as such, as they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, because it's just one small constituent of the whole cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the Control Panel 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, perhaps several brand new clouds we currently don't know about will appear out of nowhere.
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
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