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How Does Cloud Hosting Work?

In general, the actual cloud hosting platform serves individual hosting services like data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different sets of top-quality servers. Each specific service group makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The massive cloud web hosting hoax. Quite modern at present.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. That is the reason why the web hosting firms speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they in reality can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, multiple web servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting corporation to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, since creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not a problem, plenty of cash has to be invested as well. Stacks of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense drawback.

The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud hosting environments. There aren't any open source hosting CP GUIs (working with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to make one. In-house. In the second place, you have to fabricate the website hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Modern hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to work on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and hosting CPs are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to construct a custom web hosting CP that will run unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Good examples of in-house made cloud web hosting solutions with in-house manufactured website hosting CPs besides us, at iRed Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fares

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost cloudless!