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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

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In general, the real cloud hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous bunches of very advanced servers. Each specific service set constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The colossal cloud web hosting fraud. Very common at the moment.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulative body. This is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, numerous hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud hosting system at hand, as building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not an issue, loads of money must be invested too. Tons of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to invent one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the website hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Contemporary Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single server where these given single-server website hosting systems and CPs are installed.

The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to establish an in-house built web hosting CP that will function impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Proper instances of custom manufactured cloud website hosting platforms with custom devised website hosting CPs besides us, at Cloud Service, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision costs

The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!

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