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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

Actually, the actual cloud website hosting solution serves individual hosting services such as data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent sets of high-end servers. Each specific service pack makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing else. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will make the so-called cloud hosting platform.

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The enormous cloud web hosting swindle. Quite popular at the moment.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is intensely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no rules at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such self-controlling organization. That is the reason why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting corporation has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that creating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not a predicament, loads of cash has to be spent too. Piles of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense drawback.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Contemporary Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to function on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and CPs are installed.

The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to create an in-house built website hosting CP that will run impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Suitable examples of custom made cloud hosting platforms with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at WANTOK Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates

The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!