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What is Cloud Hosting?
In general, the real cloud web hosting solution serves distinct website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual groups of leading edge web servers. Each particular service set creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all work as one web server, sharing the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The immense cloud web hosting hoax. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is very complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A vast disgrace. This is because in the website hosting business there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling organization. This is the reason why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they in fact can furnish.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, lots of web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting vendor to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, since devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, lots of cash has to be invested too. Mountains of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous obstacle.
The shortage of open source cloud web hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, in the first place you must build one. In-house. Second of all, you must invent the web hosting CP as well.
Single server-based website hosting CPs
Popular Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to work on one web server solely. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single server where these specific one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.
The absence of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to construct an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Suitable examples of in-house made cloud website hosting solutions with in-house set up web hosting Control Panels besides us, at JualanHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment expenses
The smallest investment demanded, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!