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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

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Essentially, the genuine cloud website hosting solution serves distinct hosting services like disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on different packs of top-quality web servers. Each different service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will beget the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The immense cloud web hosting fraud. Quite popular today.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is supremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting retailers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no laws at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such regulative organization. That is why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous web servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a problem, plenty of money has to be invested too. Tons of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.

The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting CP tools (running with the cloud hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you must create one. In-house. In the second place, you have to construct the website hosting CP too.

One server-based hosting CPs

Famous website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to work on one server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to devise an in-house built web hosting CP that will operate uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good instances of custom devised cloud web hosting systems with in-house devised website hosting CPs besides us, at Step2Ray's Website Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fees

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!

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