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What Precisely is Cloud Hosting?

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In general, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent groups of cutting-edge web servers. Each single service set produces 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 approximately equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP 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 make the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The big cloud website hosting deceit. Quite modern today.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is very complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting providers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no ordinances at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. That is why the web hosting vendors speculate and tell lies overtly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in reality can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, plenty of hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting supplier to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a predicament, loads of money has to be invested too. Heaps of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a great disadvantage.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments

There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP tools (running with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. Secondly, you have to make the hosting CP as well.

One server-based hosting CPs

Modern CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to function on a single web server only. All web hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to construct a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Proper examples of in-house constructed cloud web hosting platforms with in-house set up hosting CPs besides us, at Smart Purple Cloud, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

The minimum contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!

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