How Cloud Website Hosting Functions
What is cloud web hosting indeed? The word 'cloud' seems to be quite modish in today's computing, Internet and web hosting phraseology. In spite of that, only a select few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a sensible idea to inform yourself about cloud web hosting services. To make a very lengthy story concise, we will first let you in on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Web Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Offering a remote data storage solution, which comprises one data storage device for all customers, does not convert any given web hosting provider into an authentic cloud web hosting vendor.
The cPanel web hosting vendors call the ability to offer remote file storage solutions a cloud web hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud classification, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage services for private or corporate purposes. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to call a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud web hosting" service. This is so because the other fractions of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote data storage. The remaining services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's quite hard. A very small number of hosting suppliers can truly accomplish it.
2. It Involves Domains, E-mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, CPs, etc.
Cloud web hosting is not limited to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web sites, email box accounts, etc., aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud web hosting" one calls for a lot more than distributing solely remote file storage mounts (or maybe servers). The mail server(s) need to be dedicated solely to the mail associated services. Executing nothing else than these specific tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole group of electronic mail servers, based on the total load created. To have an actual cloud web hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, irrespective of their actual quantity. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud web hosting firm will support multiple data center facility sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud web hosting corporation:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting plans provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a Domain Name Server like the one beneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting platform. This kind of DNS simply shows that the hosting platform 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 ninety eight percent. In cPanel's case, a single server copes with all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting CP(s), files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Characterization of Cloud Web Hosting.
So, a cloud web hosting solution is not restricted simply to a remote data storage service, as a lot of hosting suppliers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been referred to as cloud web hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they plainly distribute file hosting services, not cloud hosting services. The file hosting platform looks indeed very simple, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's merely one small part of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the DNS cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, perchance a few new clouds we presently are not acquainted with will appear out of nowhere.