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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves separate website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual sets of high-end servers. Each individual service set makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will make the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The enormous cloud web hosting trick. Quite popular these days.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is greatly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting companies" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative institution. This is why the web hosting traders speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they indeed can distribute.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting firms

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchant to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, lots of cash must be invested too. Tons of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense disadvantage.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud website hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must set up one. In-house. Second of all, you have to create the web hosting CP as well.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on one single server exclusively. All website hosting services (web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these respective one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform unproblematically and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house set up cloud hosting solutions with custom devised website hosting CPs besides us, at , are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices

The minimal contribution wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!