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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves different web hosting services such as disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, etc., on independent hosts of very advanced servers. Each separate service set forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all run as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The enormous cloud website hosting hoax. Very popular at present.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no norms whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-controlling body. That is why the hosting wholesalers speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they in reality can furnish.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting distributors

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, for setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, lots of cash has to be invested too. Piles of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a great problem.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source web hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you must develop one. In-house. Secondly, you must construct the web hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based CPs

Famous CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to work on a single web server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one web server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to fabricate an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good examples of custom set up cloud hosting solutions with custom set up web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Web Hosting For Life, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fees

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!