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What Indeed is Cloud Website Hosting?
Actually, the real cloud website hosting solution serves individual web hosting services like disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate hosts of deluxe web servers. Each particular service set creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one server, sharing the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The mammoth cloud website hosting hoax. Very common at present.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the hosting business niche there are no tenets at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative organization. That is the reason why the web hosting corporations speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, multiple web hosting servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, in that setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a predicament, loads of cash must be invested as well. Tons of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge downside.
The shortage of open source cloud website hosting platforms
There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you must develop one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the hosting CP too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Modern Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to operate on a single web server only. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single server where these given single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source web hosting CPs
So, you must construct a custom hosting CP that will perform perfectly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house made cloud web hosting solutions with in-house constructed web hosting CPs besides us, at Mid Georgia Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment charges
The minimal investment wanted, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!