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How Cloud Web Hosting Works
In general, the real cloud web hosting solution serves separate web hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual sets of very advanced web servers. Each particular service set generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing else. They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The massive cloud website hosting swindle. Quite widespread now.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is greatly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. This is why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in reality can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, as setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not an issue, lots of cash must be spent as well. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.
The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must devise one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the web hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Today's popular Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to run on one single server solely. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one single web server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must invent a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function perfectly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house developed cloud web hosting platforms with custom manufactured website hosting Control Panels besides us, at NetService Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fares
The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and nearly cloudless!