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How Cloud Hosting Operates

In general, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual bunches of top-quality web servers. Each specific service pack makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly identical 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 statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The substantial cloud hosting scam. Very widespread at the moment.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is intensely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud hosting traders" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no bylaws at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative organization. That is the reason why the hosting providers speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, because developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not a problem, plenty of cash must be spent too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous predicament.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud website hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you have to set up the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to work on one web server exclusively. All web hosting services (storage space, 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 web server where these particular single-server web hosting platforms and hosting Control Panels are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good instances of in-house built cloud website hosting systems with in-house invented website hosting CPs besides us, at SCI Webhosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision prices

The smallest investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!