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How Cloud Hosting Functions

In general, the real cloud website hosting solution serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous bunches of leading edge servers. Each single service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all work as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The gigantic cloud website hosting scam. Very popular nowadays.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting at present. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this common unawareness, the "cloud hosting vendors" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a disgrace! A huge shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no rules at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervisory body. This is why the hosting merchants speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in reality can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, loads of servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. First, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, in that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a predicament, plenty of money must be spent too. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.

The absence of open source cloud website hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel tools (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you must set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must invent the website hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Modern Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to run on one single web server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these respective one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to make an in-house built web hosting CP that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural part of it. Good examples of custom built cloud website hosting platforms with in-house built web hosting CPs besides us, at SigmaInfinity, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment rates

The minimum investment required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting systems can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!