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What is Cloud Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent hosts of top-quality web servers. Each specific service set forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will construct the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The great cloud website hosting fraud. Quite widespread now.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such administrative institution. This is the reason why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they indeed can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous web hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting distributor to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, since establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a predicament, plenty of money must be spent as well. Mountains of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense defect.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Secondly, you must construct the hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run faultlessly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Good instances of custom manufactured cloud web hosting systems with custom made hosting CPs besides us, at PhilWebDev Domain and Business Hosting Solution, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment charges

The minimum investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!