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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Operate?
Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves various website hosting services such as storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate sets of very advanced web servers. Each particular service pack generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The big cloud web hosting trick. Quite popular these days.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no decrees whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative institution. This is the reason why the website hosting retailers speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchandisers
If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of servers must be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting distributor to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not a problem, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Mountains of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge drawback.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting CP interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. Second of all, you must build the website hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to function on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to create a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Suitable examples of in-house set up cloud website hosting platforms with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Cloud Server Shop, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimum investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost unclouded!