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What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?

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Actually, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves various web hosting services like data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous bunches of very advanced servers. Each separate service group makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The gigantic cloud web hosting swindle. Very popular these days.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A great disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. That is why the web hosting suppliers speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers

If a cPanel-based website hosting firm has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, plenty of hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting vendor to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, in that building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, plenty of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous drawback.

The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must create one. In-house. Secondly, you must set up the hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Popular web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to work on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these given single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must invent an in-house built web hosting CP that will function flawlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Appropriate examples of custom devised cloud hosting solutions with custom invented hosting CPs besides us, at AWC Web Services, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision expenses

The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!

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