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What Precisely is Cloud Website Hosting?

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Essentially, the real cloud website hosting platform serves distinct hosting services like disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual packs of avant-garde servers. Each particular service set produces a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The substantial cloud web hosting scam. Quite popular today.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A great shame. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no decrees whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative institution. That is the reason why the web hosting providers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in fact can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting provider has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not an issue, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Piles of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous defect.

The absence of open source cloud website hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Secondly, you have to establish the website hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Modern CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to operate on a single server only. All website hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these given one-server hosting platforms and Control Panels are set up.

The shortage of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to establish a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate flawlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural part of it. Good examples of custom set up cloud hosting solutions with custom developed web hosting CPs besides us, at Global Pro Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision prices

The minimal investment demanded, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting platforms can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!

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