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How Does Cloud Website Hosting Work?

Actually, the actual cloud hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous packs of cutting-edge servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all function as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The great cloud web hosting swindle. Very modern these days.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is highly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no principles at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervisory organization. This is why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and lie overtly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they indeed can supply.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers

If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous web hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested as well. Mountains of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense obstacle.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must make the web hosting CP as well.

One server-based website hosting Control Panels

Modern CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to function on a single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these respective single-server website hosting systems and Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to construct a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Proper examples of custom created cloud website hosting solutions with in-house constructed hosting CPs besides us, at GTO Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment fees

The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually unclouded!