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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves distinct website hosting services such as storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of high-end web servers. Each separate service set creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The great cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular nowadays.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no rules whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is why the web hosting suppliers speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they indeed can provide.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting merchandisers

If a cPanel-based hosting company has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, loads of hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting corporation to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be invested as well. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.

The absence of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There aren't any open source hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to make one. In-house. Second of all, you must develop the web hosting CP too.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to perform on one web server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.

The absence of open source hosting CPs

So, you must make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Proper examples of custom made cloud website hosting systems with custom built web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Glomulser Web hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision costs

The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!

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