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How Does Cloud Hosting Operate?
In general, the authentic cloud website hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual sets of high-end servers. Each specific service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there would be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will make the so-called cloud hosting system.
The massive cloud web hosting scam. Quite popular these days.
There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is very perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulative organization. That is why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting corporations
If a cPanel-based hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not an issue, lots of money must be invested as well. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.
The absence of open source cloud website hosting environments
There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting CP interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to fabricate one. In-house. In the second place, you have to invent the web hosting Control Panel as well.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Modern web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to function on one single server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must make a custom website hosting Control Panel that will perform unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Good instances of in-house made cloud website hosting systems with custom invented website hosting CPs besides us, at Santranico, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fees
The smallest contribution wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!