Description of Cloud Hosting
What is cloud hosting in reality? The word 'cloud' seems to be very trendy in today's information technology, Internet and web hosting terminology. Yet, just a few really are aware of what cloud hosting is. Possibly it is a clever idea to educate yourself about cloud hosting services. To render a quite long tale succinct, we will firstly notify you about what cloud hosting is not.
1. Cloud Hosting is Not Limited to a Remote Disk Storage Exclusively.
1. Supplying a remote file storage solution, which involves one disk storage device for all users, does not convert any specific web hosting supplier into an authentic cloud hosting supplier.
The cPanel hosting companies call the ability to supply remote data storage services a cloud hosting solution. Until now there is nothing wrong with the cloud labeling, but... we are talking about web hosting solutions, not remote disk storage services for private or business purposes. There's invariably one "but", isn't there? It's not enough to dub a shared web hosting solution, based on a one-server hosting platform, just like cPanel, a "cloud hosting" solution. That's because the other fractions of the entire hosting platform must be operating in precisely the same way - this does not apply only to the remote file storage. The other services involved in the whole web hosting procedure also need to be remote, isolated and "clouded". And that's very tough. A very scanty number of web hosting service providers can actually accomplish it.
2. It Entails Domain Names, Mail Accounts, Databases, File Transfer Protocols, Web Hosting Control Panels, and so on.
Cloud hosting is not restricted to a remote file storage solely. We are discussing a web hosting service, serving numerous domains, web portals, mail accounts, and so on, aren't we?
To name a web hosting service a "cloud hosting" one needs a lot more than furnishing just remote file storage mounts (or perchance physical servers). The e-mail server(s) have to be devoted exclusively to the e-mail connected services. Doing nothing different than these particular tasks. There might be only one or maybe a whole bundle of e-mail servers, based on the overall load generated. To have an actual cloud hosting solution, the remote database servers should be functioning as one, regardless of their real quantity. Carrying out nothing different. The same is valid for the customers' web hosting Control Panels, the File Transfer Protocol, and so on.
3. There are Cloud Domain Name Servers (DNSs) as well.
The DNSs (Domain Name Servers) of a genuine cloud hosting accounts provider will support multiple datacenter locations on different continents.
Here's an illustration of a Domain Name Server of a real cloud hosting vendor:
If such a Domain Name Server is supplied by your web hosting provider, it's not a guarantee that there is a cloud hosting platform in use, but you can absolutely be convinced when you spot a Domain Name Server like the one below:
that there isn't any cloud hosting service. This type of Domain Name Server simply exhibits that the web hosting environment in use is one-server based. Possibly it's cPanel. cPanel is a one-single-server web hosting platform and has a 98+ percent market share. In cPanel's case, one single server handles all web hosting services (web, email, DNS, databases, FTP, hosting Control Panel(s), website files, etc.).
Remote File Storage - The Perverted Interpretation of Cloud Hosting.
So, a cloud hosting solution is not confined solely to a remote disk storage service, as many hosting distributors wish it was. Unfortunately for them, if that was the case, most of the file web hosting companies would have been classified as cloud hosting ones a long time back! They are not referred to as such, since they plainly distribute file web hosting solutions, not cloud hosting services. The file web hosting platform looks really very plain, in comparison with the hosting platform. The remote data storage platform is not a cloud hosting platform. It cannot be, as it's simply one simple fragment of the entire cloud web hosting platform. There's a lot more to be discovered in the cloud web hosting platform: the hosting Control Panel cloud, the database clouds (MySQL, PostgreSQL), the Domain Name Server cloud, the File Transfer Protocol cloud, the e-mail cloud and... in the not too distant future, probably a bunch of new clouds we presently are not aware of will come up unexpectedly.
|11000 MB 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|
|$3.33 / month||$4.50 / month||$8.92 / month||$12.67 / month|