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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?


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Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting solution serves individual hosting services such as storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent hosts of avant-garde web servers. Each individual service set creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an email 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 different service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The colossal cloud web hosting hoax. Quite common now.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is extremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this common ignorance, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate feverishly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no laws whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such legislative body. This is why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they in reality can distribute.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert team are not an issue, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must invent one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based Control Panels

Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to run on one web server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you must construct a custom web hosting CP that will function faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Good examples of custom created cloud web hosting solutions with in-house made web hosting CPs besides us, at Design Turtle, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment rates

The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!

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