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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Operate?

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Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting solution serves various website hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of high-end servers. Each different service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, a 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, and so on. All these individual service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The huge cloud web hosting hoax. Very common now.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is extremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-controlling body. That is why the web hosting corporations speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting retailer has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, lots of servers must be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a predicament, a lot of cash must be spent too. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.

The shortage of open source cloud website hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting CP devices (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the web hosting CP as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Modern Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to work on one server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are installed.

The deficiency of open source CPs

So, you have to set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Suitable instances of in-house invented cloud web hosting platforms with custom developed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Winselhost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates

The minimal contribution required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!

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