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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?

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Actually, the real cloud hosting platform serves separate hosting services such as disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of deluxe servers. Each single service set creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all work as one server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol 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 compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The enormous cloud website hosting fraud. Very modern these days.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud hosting wholesalers" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! A great shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no rules at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervising organization. That is the reason why the website hosting firms speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting trader has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, many web hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a problem, a lot of money must be invested too. Heaps of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must build one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the website hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to function on a single web server only. All web hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.

The absence of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to establish an in-house built web hosting CP that will run perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Appropriate examples of custom devised cloud hosting solutions with in-house made CPs besides us, at Ozcool Net, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

The minimal contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!

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