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What is Cloud Hosting?

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In general, the actual cloud hosting solution serves different website hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of avant-garde web servers. Each separate service pack forms a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The great cloud web hosting hoax. Very widespread today.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is extremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-governing organization. That is the reason why the website hosting merchants speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they actually can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting distributor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as making one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, plenty of cash must be invested too. Piles of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.

The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to perform on a single server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on a single server where these respective single-server hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function uncomplicatedly and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Proper examples of custom constructed cloud web hosting systems with in-house created hosting CPs besides us, at Hepsia, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision costs

The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!

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