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How Cloud Website Hosting Functions

Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves different website hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent stacks of very powerful servers. Each different service pack produces a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
£6.50 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
Unlimited websites hosted
£10.00 / month

The great cloud web hosting swindle. Very common these days.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is greatly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A big shame. This is because in the website hosting business there are no rules whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative body. That is why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting firm has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, multiple hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting supplier to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, in that building one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not an issue, plenty of money has to be spent as well. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge defect.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first you must construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to build the website hosting CP as well.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Contemporary web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to perform on one single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these particular single-server website hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source Control Panels

So, you must establish an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Suitable examples of in-house devised cloud hosting systems with custom invented CPs besides us, at Gower Power Solutions, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs

The minimal contribution wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!