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What is Cloud Hosting?

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Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services like disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate groups of high-end web servers. Each separate service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The big cloud hosting hoax. Quite popular now.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is excessively perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such legislative body. This is the reason why the web hosting corporations speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud hosting they in fact can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as creating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not a problem, plenty of money must be invested as well. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense inconvenience.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting CP instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. Second of all, you must set up the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Modern website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to perform on a single web server only. All hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to construct an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will perform flawlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Appropriate examples of custom built cloud hosting platforms with custom created web hosting Control Panels besides us, at PlanetAloha.Info, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares

The smallest contribution required, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!

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