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Definition of Cloud Hosting

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In general, the real cloud hosting solution serves individual website hosting services like web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual stacks of top-quality servers. Each individual service group constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The enormous cloud website hosting deceit. Quite modern today.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting firms" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such legislative body. That is why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, lots of web servers have to be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, lots of cash has to be spent too. Stacks of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense inconvenience.

The lack of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must invent one. In-house. Secondly, you have to set up the web hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must set up a custom website hosting Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Good examples of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting solutions with in-house created CPs besides us, at acrilhost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision expenses

The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly unclouded!

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