What Does Cloud Website Hosting Stand for?
What is cloud website hosting really? The word 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's computing, World Wide Web and hosting terminology. Nevertheless, only a few in fact can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to inform yourself about cloud website hosting services. To make a quite long tale brief, we will first notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote File Storage Exclusively.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one single data storage appliance for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting corporation into an actual cloud website hosting provider.
The cPanel web hosting vendors name the ability to deliver remote disk storage solutions a cloud website hosting service. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing website hosting services, not remote data storage services for individual or business needs. There's always one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting service, based on a one-server web hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" service. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be working in precisely the same way - this does not refer only to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the whole hosting process also need to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely hard. Very few web hosting service providers can truly achieve it.
2. It Entails Domains, Mail Aliases, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, etc.
Cloud website hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving multiple domain names, web pages, mailbox aliases, etc., are we not?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one needs a lot more than providing solely remote disk storage mounts (or possibly physical servers). The e-mail server(s) must be devoted exclusively to the e-mail related services. Doing nothing different than these given procedures. There might be just one or perchance a whole bunch of electronic mail servers, based on the overall server load created. To have a true cloud website hosting solution, the remote database servers should be performing as one, regardless of their real number. Performing nothing different. The same is valid for the clients' web hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud website hosting packages provider will support numerous server farm sites on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud website hosting supplier:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can definitely be confident when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting platform. This kind of Domain Name Server just manifests that the web hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting solution and has a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one physical machine is responsible for all hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Twisted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting solution is not limited just to a remote file storage solution, as a lot of web hosting firms wish it was. Sadly for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting service providers would have been categorized as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not categorized as such, because they simply distribute file hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform is indeed quite plain, when compared to the web hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's just one simple segment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's plenty more to be discovered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the mail cloud and... in the near future, perchance several brand new clouds we presently don't know about will come up 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|
|$8.25 / month||$16.58 / month||$20.75 / month||$5.75 / month|