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Cloud Hosting Unmasked

Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services such as web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent packs of very powerful web servers. Each single service group forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing else. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The substantial cloud website hosting trick. Quite common nowadays.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is extremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative institution. This is why the hosting distributors speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in reality can offer.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting retailers

If a cPanel-based website hosting firm has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, lots of hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, loads of cash has to be spent as well. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must set up one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to function on one single server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one single server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you must create a custom web hosting CP that will run perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Suitable examples of custom constructed cloud hosting systems with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at Wantok Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates

The minimum investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!