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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

Actually, the authentic cloud hosting solution serves various web hosting services such as disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual sets of top-notch web servers. Each specific service group generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The huge cloud web hosting scam. Very popular at the moment.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is greatly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud hosting distributors" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such legislative institution. That is why the web hosting retailers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting vendors

If a cPanel-based website hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, lots of web hosting servers must be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this article. First off, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that creating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not an issue, loads of money must be invested too. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous defect.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel GUIs (working with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first you have to fabricate one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the website hosting CP too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Today's popular website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to work on one single server only. All hosting services (disk space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.

The lack of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to establish an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will work flawlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Proper examples of in-house made cloud website hosting platforms with in-house invented website hosting CPs besides us, at STEERWEB, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fares

The minimum investment demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually unclouded!