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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

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Essentially, the real cloud website hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate groups of deluxe web servers. Each separate service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The big cloud web hosting hoax. Quite popular nowadays.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is very complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting suppliers" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no principles whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative institution. That is why the hosting providers speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can supply.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations

If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, many web hosting servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting trader to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, since setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not a predicament, plenty of money has to be spent too. Tons of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous predicament.

The shortage of open source cloud website hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. In the second place, you have to devise the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Popular hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to work on one web server exclusively. All hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these respective single-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source hosting Control Panels

So, you must devise a custom website hosting CP that will function flawlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Appropriate examples of in-house developed cloud web hosting systems with custom created Control Panels besides us, at The Great Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates

The smallest investment required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting systems can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!

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