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What is Cloud Hosting?

Essentially, the authentic cloud web hosting solution serves distinct web hosting services like web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate packs of top-notch servers. Each different service set produces a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a data 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, and so on. All these individual service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The substantial cloud web hosting hoax. Very widespread today.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is extremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting wholesalers" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no principles whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory body. This is why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, multiple hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud hosting system at hand, because developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a problem, loads of cash has to be spent too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge disadvantage.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting CP devices (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to devise one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the website hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to function on one single web server only. All hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must establish a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Suitable instances of custom made cloud website hosting systems with in-house set up web hosting CPs besides us, at Net Hosting Company, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision prices

The smallest contribution needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost unclouded!