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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

In general, the genuine cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services such as disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on different groups of very powerful servers. Each different service set makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The great cloud website hosting deceit. Very modern today.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but in reality it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common ignorance, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An immense shame. This is because in the hosting industry there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is why the hosting corporations speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in reality can supply.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting merchants

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of web servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchant to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, as fabricating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a predicament, lots of cash must be spent too. Tons of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great defect.

The absence of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting CP interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you have to develop one. In-house. Second of all, you have to establish the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to function on a single server only. All website hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these given one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to set up an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Proper examples of in-house manufactured cloud hosting solutions with in-house constructed web hosting CPs besides us, at Tropical Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment expenses

The smallest investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!