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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud web hosting solution serves different web hosting services like data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent stacks of high-end servers. Each specific service pack constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol 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 build the so-called cloud website hosting system.

The huge cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common now.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud website hosting traders" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! A great disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-governing body. That is why the hosting distributors speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, many servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's find out what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, since constructing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a competent team are not a predicament, loads of money has to be spent too. Piles of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous inconvenience.

The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must create one. In-house. In the second place, you must build the website hosting CP too.

One server-based website hosting Control Panels

Contemporary web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to work on one server solely. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The shortage of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to fabricate a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Good instances of in-house constructed cloud hosting solutions with custom manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision rates

The smallest contribution needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost cloudless!