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What Actually is Cloud Website Hosting?

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Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting solution serves individual hosting services such as data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate groups of high-end web servers. Each separate service set makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The great cloud web hosting trick. Quite common at the moment.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is greatly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this common ignorance, the "cloud hosting firms" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervisory body. This is why the hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they actually can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting company has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of web hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not a predicament, a lot of money has to be spent as well. Mountains of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to fabricate one. In-house. In the second place, you have to develop the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Famous website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to work on one single server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must fabricate a custom hosting Control Panel that will perform uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house devised cloud hosting platforms with custom created hosting CPs besides us, at Forever Exclusive, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment costs

The minimal investment required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!

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