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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

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Essentially, the actual cloud web hosting solution serves various website hosting services like disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent sets of top-quality servers. Each single service set produces a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all work as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The great cloud website hosting swindle. Quite popular nowadays.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting vendors" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-governing body. That is the reason why the hosting retailers speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in reality can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, a lot of servers have to be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a predicament, loads of cash has to be spent too. Stacks of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous problem.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source hosting CP tools (running with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first you have to build one. In-house. Second of all, you must construct the website hosting CP too.

One server-based CPs

Today's popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to work on a single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must establish an in-house built web hosting CP that will operate impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Proper instances of in-house developed cloud hosting platforms with in-house made website hosting CPs besides us, at EtqanIS, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision fees

The smallest investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!

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