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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves various website hosting services such as disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different hosts of deluxe servers. Each single service group forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The massive cloud website hosting trick. Quite common at the moment.

There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is excessively complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! A big shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no laws at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. This is the reason why the website hosting corporations speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors

If a cPanel-based web hosting company has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unbelievable, a lot of servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting company to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, for inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of experienced personnel are not an issue, loads of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a great problem.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the Control Panel as well.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to operate on one single server only. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one server where these respective single-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you must set up a custom Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Appropriate instances of custom set up cloud web hosting systems with custom made web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Serverblue Cloud Systems, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision prices

The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!