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Cloud Website Hosting Defined

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In general, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves different hosting services like web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous groups of deluxe web servers. Each separate service group constitutes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud hosting system.

The massive cloud hosting hoax. Quite popular today.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud hosting vendors" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! A great shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no decrees at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative institution. That is the reason why the website hosting distributors speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they indeed can provide.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors

If a cPanel-based web hosting corporation has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple web hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting vendor to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not a problem, plenty of money has to be spent as well. Stacks of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.

The shortage of open source cloud website hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. In the second place, you must set up the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one server only. All website hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these respective single-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The shortage of open source Control Panels

So, you must invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform flawlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Good examples of in-house devised cloud web hosting platforms with custom built web hosting Control Panels besides us, at GoKookyGo Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimum contribution wanted, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting systems can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!

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