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How Cloud Hosting Operates

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In general, the actual cloud hosting solution serves distinct hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent hosts of leading edge web servers. Each specific service pack creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The enormous cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common at the moment.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate intensely, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory organization. That is why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in reality can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, lots of hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting corporation to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, a lot of cash must be invested as well. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense disadvantage.

The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel user interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Modern web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on a single web server only. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these particular single-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must make an in-house built website hosting CP that will function flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Suitable instances of custom developed cloud web hosting platforms with in-house made CPs besides us, at Delva Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates

The minimal contribution needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!

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