Cloud Hosting Description
What is cloud hosting really? The word 'cloud' appears to be very fashionable in today's IT, World Wide Web and hosting lingo. Nonetheless, only a select few really can tell what cloud hosting is. Perhaps it is a smart idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale brief, we will first acquaint you with what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Data Storage Only.
1. Offering a remote data storage service, which involves one file storage tool for all customers, does not transform any specific hosting supplier into a genuine cloud hosting firm.
The cPanel hosting vendors dub the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Up until now there is nothing bad about the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about website hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for individual or business needs. There's constantly one "but", isn't there? It's not sufficient to call a shared hosting service, driven by a one-server hosting environment, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire web hosting platform must be functioning in exactly the same manner - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The remaining services entailed in the entire web hosting process also have to be remote, separated and "clouded". And that's extremely problematical. Very few web hosting corporations can actually attain it.
2. It Encompasses Domains, Electronic Mail Addresses, Databases, FTPs, Hosting Control Panels, etc.
Cloud hosting is not confined to a remote file storage only. We are discussing a hosting solution, serving countless domain names, web sites, electronic mails, etc., are we not?
To name a hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than delivering plainly remote file storage mounts (or perchance servers). The e-mail server(s) need to be dedicated exclusively to the email associated services. Doing nothing different than these given tasks. There might be just one or possibly a whole group of email servers, determined by the overall server load produced. To have a true cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be working as one, irrespective of their real amount. Doing nothing else. The same goes for the customers' Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a real cloud hosting provider will support multiple server farm locations on multiple continents.
Here's an example of a DNS of an authentic cloud hosting services provider:
If such a Domain Name Server is furnished by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud web hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be sure when you discern a DNS like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud web hosting service. This type of DNS only shows that the hosting platform in use is one-server based. Probably it's cPanel. cPanel is a single-server web hosting platform and has a market share of more than 98%. In cPanel's case, a single server tackles all hosting services (web, electronic mail, DNS, databases, File Transfer Protocol, hosting Control Panel(s), files, and so on).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote file storage solution, as numerous service providers wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, the majority of the file hosting suppliers would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they simply offer file hosting solutions, not cloud hosting solutions. The file web hosting platform is really very plain, in comparison with the web hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud web hosting platform. It cannot be, since it's only one tiny fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be encountered in the cloud hosting platform: the hosting 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 number of new clouds we presently are not familiar with will appear 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|
|30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial||30-Day Free Trial|
|$2.75 / month||$3.75 / month||$8.33 / month||$12.00 / month|