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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services like disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous bunches of very advanced servers. Each specific service pack generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should 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 CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The great cloud website hosting swindle. Quite popular now.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative body. That is the reason why the hosting companies speculate and lie openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they in fact can deliver.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors

If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, numerous hosting servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not an issue, lots of money must be spent as well. Mountains of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense inconvenience.

The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you must make the web hosting CP as well.

One server-based website hosting Control Panels

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to operate on one server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source Control Panels

So, you have to set up a custom web hosting CP that will run unproblematically and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Good instances of custom set up cloud hosting solutions with custom developed web hosting CPs besides us, at The Gulf Web Hosting Group Ltd., are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

The minimum investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!

 

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