Cloud Hosting Description
What is cloud hosting in reality? The term 'cloud' seems to be very fashionable in today's IT, Internet and web hosting parlance. Nevertheless, just a few actually know what cloud hosting is. Probably it is a good idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To make a very lengthy story succinct, we will first inform you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Solely.
1. Delivering a remote data storage solution, which involves one data storage device for all users, does not convert any given web hosting service provider into a real cloud hosting firm.
The cPanel web hosting distributors name the ability to provide remote data storage solutions a cloud hosting solution. Up to now there is nothing wrong with the cloud designation, but... we are discussing hosting services, not remote file storage solutions for individual or corporate needs. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to name a shared hosting solution, powered by a one-single-server hosting environment, exactly like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" service. That's because the remaining parts of the entire hosting platform must be working in exactly the same manner - this does not apply solely to the remote data storage. The rest of the services involved in the entire hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's really difficult. A very scanty number of hosting corporations can truly do it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, E-mail Box Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Hosting CPs, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not limited to a remote data storage only. We are discussing a web hosting solution, serving a lot of domains, sites, mailboxes, and so on, aren't we?
To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one requires a lot more than offering just remote file storage mounts (or perhaps physical servers). The email server(s) need to be devoted just to the e-mail associated services. Executing nothing different than these particular procedures. There might be only one single or perchance an entire cluster of electronic mail servers, based on the total server load produced. To have a true cloud hosting service, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real number. Doing nothing different. The same is valid for the users' CPs, the FTP, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a true cloud hosting supplier will support numerous datacenter locations on multiple continents.
Here's an illustration of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting provider:
If such a DNS is offered by your hosting vendor, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting environment in use, but you can definitely be convinced when you observe a DNS like the one underneath:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of DNS merely demonstrates that the web hosting platform in use is one-server based. Perhaps it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server hosting platform and maintains a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, one single physical machine takes care of all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, CP(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Distorted Description of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting service is not limited just to a remote disk storage service, as multiple hosting providers wish it was. Unluckily for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been categorized as cloud hosting ones a long time ago! They are not referred to as such, as they simply supply file web hosting services, not cloud web hosting services. The file hosting platform seems indeed quite plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote disk storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's just one small segment of the entire cloud hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the CP cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the electronic mail cloud and... in the near future, perhaps a few new clouds we currently are not informed about will turn up out of the blue.
|Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage||Unlimited storage|
|Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth||Unlimited bandwidth|
|Unlimited websites hosted||Unlimited websites hosted||1 website hosted||5 websites hosted|
|$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month||$3.50 / month||$4.33 / month|