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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?

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In general, the actual cloud web hosting solution serves various website hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent stacks of avant-garde servers. Each specific service set makes a cluster. All the web hosting 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 almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Quite popular nowadays.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting now. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud hosting corporations" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the hosting business there are no decrees at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulative institution. This is the reason why the web hosting suppliers speculate and lie openly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting company has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, plenty of web servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting trader to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent as well. Heaps of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge disadvantage.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source Control Panel devices (running with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to construct one. In-house. In the second place, you must build the web hosting CP as well.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Modern website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to function on one single server only. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.

The absence of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must set up a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Good instances of in-house constructed cloud web hosting systems with in-house built web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Tierra Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices

The smallest investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!

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