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What In Fact is Cloud Website Hosting?

Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves various hosting services like disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, Control Panel, backup, etc., on different hosts of top-notch servers. Each particular service set makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The colossal cloud website hosting swindle. Very common today.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is very complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting merchants" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no norms at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervisory organization. This is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they in reality can furnish.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting wholesaler has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, lots of web hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, for setting up one takes years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, plenty of money has to be invested too. Mountains of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense inconvenience.

The lack of open source cloud hosting systems

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

One server-based website hosting Control Panels

Modern web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to perform on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Proper instances of in-house devised cloud web hosting solutions with in-house developed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Website Business Center, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

The smallest investment required, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and nearly cloudless!