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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves individual web hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent stacks of leading edge servers. Each individual service group creates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will beget the so-called cloud website hosting system.

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The immense cloud web hosting deceit. Very widespread now.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is supremely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common ignorance, the "cloud website hosting distributors" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no regulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-governing organization. That is the reason why the website hosting retailers speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting vendors

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, multiple hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting vendor to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent as well. Piles of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. In the second place, you must make the web hosting CP as well.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these particular single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to create an in-house built hosting CP that will function perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Good instances of custom made cloud website hosting solutions with in-house devised Control Panels besides us, at Hostnet GH. Ltd, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimal investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!