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Cloud Hosting Definition
Actually, the real cloud web hosting platform serves individual hosting services like storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent packs of cutting-edge servers. Each separate service group generates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic 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, etc. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The colossal cloud web hosting hoax. Quite widespread today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the hosting business there are no laws whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-governing body. This is the reason why the web hosting wholesalers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they in reality can supply.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting vendors
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, plenty of hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, as devising one demands years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not an issue, plenty of money must be invested as well. Heaps of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting systems
There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (running with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must create one. In-house. Second of all, you must devise the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based website hosting Control Panels
Contemporary web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on one web server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single server where these respective one-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.
The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you have to set up a custom web hosting Control Panel that will operate impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Suitable examples of custom created cloud website hosting systems with in-house manufactured website hosting CPs besides us, at HotDogJoe, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision fares
The smallest contribution wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!