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What Actually is Cloud Hosting?

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Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves distinct hosting services like disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous stacks of top-quality servers. Each single service set constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The big cloud website hosting scam. Very widespread now.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting corporations" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no regulations at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. That is the reason why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not an issue, plenty of money must be spent as well. Tons of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.

The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting CP interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you must make one. In-house. Second of all, you have to construct the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Modern website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to run on one single web server solely. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single web server where these specific single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.

The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must make an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will function faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Proper instances of custom manufactured cloud hosting solutions with custom invented web hosting CPs besides us, at Grab Bag Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision rates

The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!

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