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What is Cloud Web Hosting?
Actually, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves various website hosting services like disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent groups of avant-garde web servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one single server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there should be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will produce the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The gigantic cloud website hosting scam. Very popular now.
There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in fact it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is because in the hosting industry there are no norms whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such supervising organization. This is why the web hosting providers speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they in fact can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based website hosting company has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, multiple hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, loads of cash must be spent as well. Piles of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense inconvenience.
The absence of open source cloud website hosting systems
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you have to invent one. In-house. Secondly, you must construct the Control Panel too.
Single server-based website hosting Control Panels
Today's popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to operate on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one single web server where these specific one-server hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you must devise an in-house built hosting Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Suitable instances of custom developed cloud website hosting platforms with in-house set up web hosting CPs besides us, at Step2Ray's Website Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware equipment expenses
The smallest contribution required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically cloudless!