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What Does Cloud Hosting Mean?

In general, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves individual website hosting services such as data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on independent stacks of very advanced servers. Each individual service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The substantial cloud website hosting deceit. Quite common nowadays.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is the reason why the web hosting traders speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they indeed can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchant has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, loads of web hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting firm to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a problem, lots of cash must be invested too. Mountains of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge problem.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source Control Panel devices (running with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. Secondly, you have to make the website hosting CP as well.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Contemporary web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one web server where these particular one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to create a custom hosting Control Panel that will perform faultlessly and to include it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Appropriate examples of custom devised cloud website hosting solutions with custom invented website hosting CPs besides us, at Add Host, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices

The smallest investment needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!