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What Actually is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves separate website hosting services like web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual bunches of very powerful web servers. Each individual service group makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one web server, sharing the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The enormous cloud web hosting deceit. Quite popular today.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulative body. This is the reason why the hosting companies speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they in reality can offer.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting firms

If a cPanel-based website hosting wholesaler has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, numerous hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a predicament, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Piles of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge drawback.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There aren't any open source website hosting CP GUIs (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to invent one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Modern CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to operate on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to create an in-house built web hosting CP that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Suitable instances of custom created cloud website hosting systems with in-house invented web hosting CPs besides us, at Rick Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision rates

The minimum contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!

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