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Cloud Web Hosting Explanation
Essentially, the genuine cloud website hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual stacks of cutting-edge servers. Each separate service group constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The great cloud website hosting hoax. Very common at the moment.
There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is supremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business there are no ordinances at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such supervisory institution. This is the reason why the web hosting corporations speculate and lie overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in fact can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous hosting servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not an issue, loads of cash has to be invested too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast inconvenience.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel tools (operating with the cloud hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you must fabricate the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on one web server solely. All web hosting services (disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single server where these specific single-server web hosting systems and website hosting CPs are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to fabricate an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will work unproblematically and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Good instances of custom made cloud website hosting platforms with in-house devised hosting CPs besides us, at Helios Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision fees
The minimum investment needed, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!