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Cloud Hosting Definition

Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves distinct web hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous groups of very powerful web servers. Each specific service pack generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The great cloud web hosting scam. Quite popular at present.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in fact it is greatly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no rules at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such administrative body. This is the reason why the hosting corporations speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they indeed can provide.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting providers

If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous web servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a predicament, plenty of money must be spent as well. Tons of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast defect.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source Control Panel user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you have to set up the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based Control Panels

Today's popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to operate on a single server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to fabricate a custom web hosting Control Panel that will perform faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Suitable instances of in-house created cloud web hosting solutions with custom invented web hosting Control Panels besides us, at W3Cloud, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimum contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!