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What Does Cloud Hosting Mean?

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Actually, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual hosts of avant-garde web servers. Each particular service pack makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will beget the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The colossal cloud web hosting fraud. Quite popular nowadays.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is intensely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no enactments whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative organization. That is the reason why the website hosting retailers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting provider has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting supplier to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, in that setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, plenty of money has to be spent too. Mountains of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast disadvantage.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source website hosting CP tools (working with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to develop the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based hosting CPs

Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to work on a single server solely. All web hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these given one-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to develop a custom Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting platforms with in-house developed website hosting CPs besides us, at Brandsnet, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimum contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!

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