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How Does Cloud Web Hosting Work?

Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent groups of very powerful servers. Each different service group forms a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The big cloud web hosting deceit. Very popular these days.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. This is the reason why the hosting merchants speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they actually can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, loads of web servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, a lot of cash must be spent too. Stacks of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to construct one. In-house. Second of all, you have to fabricate the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Modern CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on a single web server only. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these given one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must make an in-house built website hosting CP that will function faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Suitable instances of in-house set up cloud web hosting systems with custom developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Hostdigg, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment charges

The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!