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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?

Essentially, the authentic cloud website hosting platform serves separate hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous packs of very advanced servers. Each individual service set generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will generate the so-called cloud hosting system.

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The great cloud website hosting deceit. Very popular at present.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting now. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no tenets at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulatory body. This is why the hosting merchants speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, many hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that inventing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, lots of money must be invested too. Piles of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge downside.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud website hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you must build the website hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on one single web server solely. All hosting services (web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single web server where these given one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must create an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will run flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good examples of custom made cloud web hosting systems with custom constructed Control Panels besides us, at Xgen Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment expenses

The smallest contribution demanded, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!