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How Cloud Website Hosting Works

Essentially, the real cloud web hosting platform serves various website hosting services like web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting CP, backup, and so on, on independent hosts of high-end web servers. Each particular service set makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing else. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there would 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 Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The enormous cloud web hosting swindle. Quite widespread at the moment.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such legislative body. That is why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they actually can distribute.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting traders

If a cPanel-based hosting provider has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, numerous servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting distributor to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, since developing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, loads of money has to be invested too. Piles of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge drawback.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source website hosting CP user interfaces (functioning with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first you must devise one. In-house. Secondly, you must establish the web hosting CP as well.

Single server-based Control Panels

Contemporary web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to perform on one web server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these given one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source Control Panels

So, you have to construct a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function perfectly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good examples of in-house created cloud web hosting platforms with custom built Control Panels besides us, at 82Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision fees

The minimal contribution wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!