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Definition of Cloud Web Hosting

Actually, the actual cloud hosting platform serves distinct hosting services such as disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on different sets of deluxe web servers. Each separate service set makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there has to be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The gigantic cloud hosting hoax. Quite common now.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in fact it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting business niche there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-controlling body. That is why the hosting firms speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting firms

If a cPanel-based hosting merchandiser has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, numerous hosting servers have to be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting trader to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, as creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, plenty of cash has to be spent as well. Mountains of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (functioning with the cloud hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Secondly, you must establish the hosting CP too.

Single server-based hosting CPs

Famous website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to operate on one single server solely. All hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source hosting CPs

So, you must invent an in-house built web hosting CP that will operate flawlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Appropriate instances of custom created cloud website hosting systems with in-house built CPs besides us, at Applied Technologies, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fees

The smallest investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!