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How Cloud Web Hosting Functions

Actually, the authentic cloud website hosting platform serves various hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of leading edge web servers. Each particular service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The enormous cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular at the moment.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no rules at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-governing institution. This is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and lie openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of web servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, a lot of money has to be invested too. Mountains of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There are no open source hosting CP devices (running with the cloud website hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Famous website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to work on a single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to create an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will operate perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Appropriate examples of custom developed cloud web hosting platforms with custom created web hosting Control Panels besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision expenses

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!