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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting platform serves various hosting services like disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, and so on, on independent stacks of very advanced web servers. Each specific service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing else. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, a 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 different service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The substantial cloud web hosting swindle. Quite common these days.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no laws whatsoever. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising institution. This is why the website hosting merchants speculate and lie openly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they in fact can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, numerous hosting servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting vendor to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, owing to the fact that building one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, a lot of money must be spent as well. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous downside.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must develop one. In-house. Secondly, you have to develop the web hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based hosting CPs

Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on one server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on a single server where these respective one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source CPs

So, you must build a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Appropriate instances of in-house created cloud web hosting platforms with in-house built web hosting CPs besides us, at My SmartHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision fees

The minimal contribution wanted, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!
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