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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

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In general, the real cloud web hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual sets of very advanced web servers. Each particular service group forms a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The big cloud website hosting trick. Quite common now.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is highly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no tenets at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising organization. That is why the website hosting providers speculate and lie overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in fact can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, lots of money has to be invested as well. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first you have to build one. In-house. Secondly, you have to make the Control Panel as well.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Famous web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to function on a single server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and hosting CPs are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must develop an in-house built Control Panel that will perform unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Suitable instances of in-house developed cloud website hosting systems with custom created website hosting CPs besides us, at The Hosting Dudes, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment costs

The minimum investment required, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!

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