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Definition of Cloud Hosting

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Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves distinct hosting services such as disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual sets of high-end servers. Each specific service pack forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The big cloud hosting fraud. Quite popular nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting merchandisers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no laws whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. This is the reason why the hosting vendors speculate and lie blatantly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they in reality can furnish.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting companies

If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of web servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, in that building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a predicament, lots of cash has to be spent as well. Piles of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great downside.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel devices (working with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you must develop the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Famous web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to run on one single web server solely. All website hosting services (web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must invent a custom web hosting CP that will operate flawlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Proper examples of custom developed cloud website hosting systems with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at BSW Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!

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