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What Does Cloud Hosting Represent?
In general, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves distinct hosting services like storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate packs of top-quality web servers. Each separate service group makes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will render the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The huge cloud web hosting scam. Quite modern at the moment.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative body. This is the reason why the hosting wholesalers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can deliver.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting firms
If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting corporation to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that constructing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not a problem, loads of money has to be invested too. Piles of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great disadvantage.
The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting environments. There aren't any open source CP instruments (running with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you have to devise one. In-house. Second of all, you have to create the website hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based Control Panels
Today's popular web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on one server solely. All web hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one server where these respective one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.
The lack of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to invent a custom website hosting Control Panel that will perform uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Proper examples of in-house developed cloud web hosting systems with in-house developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Leave it to Lorrie, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment prices
The minimal investment required, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!