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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on different stacks of top-notch servers. Each individual service pack makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic 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 independent service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The gigantic cloud web hosting swindle. Very modern these days.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such legislative organization. This is why the hosting suppliers speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting wholesaler has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, a lot of hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, for devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, lots of money must be invested too. Mountains of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.

The absence of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to invent one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Contemporary hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to perform on a single server exclusively. All hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one server where these given single-server web hosting systems and CPs are set up.

The shortage of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must invent a custom web hosting CP that will run perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with custom built website hosting Control Panels besides us, at IGMB Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimal investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually unclouded!

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