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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?
Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves distinct website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate packs of top-notch servers. Each different service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to 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, and so on. All these individual service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The mammoth cloud hosting hoax. Quite common today.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is very complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling organization. That is the reason why the hosting retailers speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, many hosting servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not an issue, plenty of money must be spent as well. Piles of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting CP tools (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you have to build the website hosting CP too.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to function on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to make a custom CP that will operate impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Good instances of in-house devised cloud hosting platforms with in-house invented website hosting Control Panels besides us, at HOST AND WORK, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!