Explanation of Cloud Hosting
Explanation of Cloud Hosting
What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and web hosting parlance. Nonetheless, just a select few actually can say what cloud hosting is. Maybe it is a sensible idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite lengthy story concise, we will firstly inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Confined to a Remote File Storage Only.
1. Delivering a remote file storage solution, which involves one single disk storage appliance for all clients, does not convert any particular web hosting distributor into an actual cloud hosting distributor.
The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote file storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are discussing web hosting services, not remote disk storage services for personal or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server web hosting environment, precisely like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining components of the whole web hosting platform must be working in exactly the same way - this does not refer only to the remote file storage. The other services entailed in the entire hosting procedure also must be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very problematical. A very meager number of hosting firms can really attain it.
2. It Includes Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage solely. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving a lot of domain names, sites, email mailboxes, etc., are we not?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than distributing simply remote data storage mounts (or perchance servers). The email server(s) have to be dedicated solely to the electronic mail linked services. Performing nothing else than these given tasks. There might be just one or maybe an entire bundle of e-mail servers, depending on the total load generated. To have a genuine cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, regardless of their actual amount. Carrying out nothing else. The same is valid for the users' hosting CPs, the File Transfer Protocol, etc.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) too.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting plans provider will support multiple data center locations on different continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of a real cloud hosting company:
If such a Domain Name Server is offered by your hosting solutions provider, it's not a sure thing that there is a cloud hosting environment in use, but you can absolutely be certain when you see a DNS like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This sort of DNS plainly exhibits that the hosting platform in use is one-single-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98 percent. In cPanel's case, one single server takes care of all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, FTP, web hosting Control Panel(s), web files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Definition of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not limited solely to a remote disk storage service, as a lot of web hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, most of the file hosting companies would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones long ago! They are not categorized as such, since they merely deliver file web hosting solutions, not cloud web hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very simple, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote file storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one small segment of the whole cloud hosting platform. There's plenty more to be found in the cloud hosting platform: the web hosting CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the email cloud and... in the foreseeable future, maybe a number of new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up unexpectedly.
|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|
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|€3.95 / month||€7.90 / month||€10.53 / month||€2.90 / month|