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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

In general, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves separate hosting services such as storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous sets of top-notch web servers. Each specific service group creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will create the so-called cloud hosting system.

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The big cloud website hosting swindle. Very common now.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is very complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervising institution. This is the reason why the hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous web servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested too. Piles of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.

The absence of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel tools (working with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must establish one. In-house. Second of all, you must build the website hosting CP as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to perform on a single server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these given single-server website hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to make a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Suitable examples of in-house devised cloud website hosting platforms with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at WebTronicLife, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision rates

The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!