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Cloud Web Hosting Definition
In general, the authentic cloud hosting solution serves different web hosting services such as web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate bunches of very powerful servers. Each different service set generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol 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 autonomous service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting system.
The big cloud website hosting deceit. Quite popular nowadays.
There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is very complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative institution. This is why the website hosting corporations speculate and lie overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can offer.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting suppliers
If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting trader to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a problem, lots of money has to be invested too. Mountains of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge disadvantage.
The absence of open source cloud hosting environments
There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to build one. In-house. Secondly, you have to devise the website hosting CP too.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Modern web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on one web server only. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these respective single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The shortage of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to devise a custom web hosting Control Panel that will function faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good instances of in-house made cloud website hosting systems with in-house developed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Techwesthosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares
The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost cloudless!