What is Cloud Website Hosting?
What is cloud website hosting indeed? The term 'cloud' appears to be quite trendy in today's IT, Internet and hosting phraseology. Yet, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a fine idea to educate yourself about cloud website hosting services. To render a very long story succinct, we will first enlighten you on what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Website Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Offering a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage tool for all clients, does not turn any specific web hosting company into an actual cloud website hosting packages provider.
The cPanel web hosting corporations name the ability to furnish remote file storage solutions a cloud website hosting solution. Up till now there is nothing wrong with the cloud terminology, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote data storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to dub a shared hosting solution, powered by a single-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud website hosting" solution. That's because the remaining pieces of the whole web hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the whole hosting procedure also have to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really hard. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can truly attain it.
2. It Includes Domains, E-mailbox Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud website hosting is not limited to a remote disk storage only. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving plenty of domains, web sites, mailbox aliases, etc., are we not?
To dub a web hosting service a "cloud website hosting" one takes a lot more than offering merely remote disk storage mounts (or probably physical servers). The mail server(s) need to be devoted solely to the email linked services. Executing nothing else than these concrete assignments. There might be just one or maybe a whole collection of email servers, determined by the overall load generated. To have a true cloud website hosting service, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real amount. Executing nothing else. The same is valid for the clients' CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of an authentic cloud website hosting corporation will support multiple data center sites on different continents.
Here's an instance of a Domain Name Server of an actual cloud website hosting solutions provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you perceive a DNS such as the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS merely exhibits that the hosting environment in use is one-single-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting solution and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server takes care of all web hosting services (web, mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Website Hosting.
So, a cloud website hosting service is not confined only to a remote data storage service, as lots of web hosting companies wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file web hosting service providers would have been classified as cloud web hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, since they merely supply file hosting services, not cloud hosting solutions. The file hosting platform is indeed quite 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 merely one simple segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be found in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the FTP cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the foreseeable future, perhaps a few brand new clouds we presently don't know about will turn up unexpectedly.
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|1 website hosted||5 websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted|
|£2.18 / month||£3.49 / month||£6.49 / month||£9.29 / month|