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What is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves various web hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual packs of top-notch web servers. Each particular service group forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud 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 CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The massive cloud web hosting swindle. Quite modern at the moment.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate feverishly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting business there are no principles whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is why the hosting firms speculate and lie openly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud web hosting they indeed can furnish.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchandisers

If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting corporation to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not a predicament, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Stacks of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast predicament.

The lack of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to devise one. In-house. Secondly, you have to establish the web hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Contemporary CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to run on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these given single-server website hosting platforms and hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must construct a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house invented cloud website hosting systems with custom devised web hosting CPs besides us, at Web Lakay, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimal investment required, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!

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