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What is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, etc., on different groups of top-quality servers. Each particular service set creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The great cloud website hosting deceit. Quite modern these days.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is very complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no ordinances at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such legislative institution. That is why the hosting traders speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting vendor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.

The absence of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel devices (working with the cloud hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to invent one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the hosting CP too.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to function on a single server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one web server where these respective one-server hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.

The absence of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to invent a custom website hosting CP that will function impeccably and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Good instances of in-house created cloud web hosting systems with in-house manufactured hosting Control Panels besides us, at Wight Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fees

The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars 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 hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!

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