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What Does Cloud Hosting Stand for?
Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves individual hosting services such as web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous hosts of very powerful web servers. Each particular service set produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there would be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The big cloud web hosting swindle. Very common nowadays.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is excessively perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchandisers" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A great shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no laws whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such legislative organization. That is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting companies
If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, plenty of hosting servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting distributor to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that inventing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, lots of cash must be invested as well. Tons of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast problem.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you have to invent one. In-house. Second of all, you have to fabricate the website hosting Control Panel too.
One server-based hosting CPs
Modern web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to run on one single web server only. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these particular one-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.
The shortage of open source web hosting CPs
So, you have to develop a custom website hosting Control Panel that will perform impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible part of it. Appropriate instances of in-house constructed cloud hosting systems with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at surfhosting.eu, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs
The minimum contribution demanded, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and almost cloudless!