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What is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves separate website hosting services such as data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of leading edge web servers. Each separate service group makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will generate the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The enormous cloud web hosting hoax. Quite modern today.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is highly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulatory institution. This is why the hosting distributors speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, many servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that devising one requires years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not a predicament, loads of cash must be spent too. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast drawback.

The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must fabricate one. In-house. Second of all, you have to make the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to perform on one server exclusively. All hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one server where these specific one-server hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Appropriate examples of in-house constructed cloud web hosting solutions with in-house set up Control Panels besides us, at w3workplace, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimum contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!