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How Does Cloud Hosting Function?

Actually, the actual cloud website hosting solution serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual bunches of high-end servers. Each different service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting system.

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The colossal cloud website hosting trick. Quite common at present.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. That is the reason why the website hosting vendors speculate and lie openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they in fact can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of servers have to be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting firm to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, for developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, plenty of money has to be invested too. Heaps of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great obstacle.

The shortage of open source cloud website hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting CP GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you must construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to construct the web hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Popular CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on a single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, 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 systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must build an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will work unproblematically and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house built cloud web hosting platforms with in-house set up web hosting Control Panels besides us, at The Duck Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision expenses

The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!