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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

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Actually, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves various hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent packs of very advanced servers. Each different service group produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one server, sharing the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will build the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The substantial cloud website hosting deceit. Very widespread at present.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting companies" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no regulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising institution. This is why the hosting corporations speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting corporations

If a cPanel-based website hosting company has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, lots of web servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting distributor to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, because constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a predicament, loads of cash must be invested as well. Heaps of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting solutions. There aren't any open source CP interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. Second of all, you have to develop the website hosting CP as well.

One server-based Control Panels

Modern website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to run on one server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you must fabricate an in-house built CP that will run flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Appropriate instances of custom set up cloud web hosting platforms with in-house devised CPs besides us, at NutmegHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs

The smallest investment required, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually unclouded!

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