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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Function?

In general, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate website hosting services such as web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual sets of very advanced servers. Each separate service group creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an electronic 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, etc. All these different service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The mammoth cloud website hosting deceit. Very popular now.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such supervising institution. This is why the hosting traders speculate and lie overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, plenty of hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting distributor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because inventing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a problem, lots of cash has to be spent as well. Piles of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great downside.

The absence of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you have to devise one. In-house. Secondly, you must create the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based CPs

Today's popular web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to perform on one single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these specific one-server website hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to construct a custom website hosting CP that will perform faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Good examples of in-house constructed cloud website hosting solutions with in-house invented hosting Control Panels besides us, at smehelp.net, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates

The smallest investment required, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!