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Cloud Hosting Definition

In general, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate groups of deluxe servers. Each particular service group forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one single server, sharing out the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The enormous cloud web hosting hoax. Very common at the moment.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but actually it is excessively perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting providers" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative organization. That is the reason why the hosting merchants speculate and lie overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they actually can furnish.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting vendors

If a cPanel-based hosting merchant has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, a lot of web servers must be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because fabricating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a problem, plenty of cash must be invested too. Heaps of money. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge predicament.

The shortage of open source cloud website hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must develop one. In-house. In the second place, you have to create the web hosting CP as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on a single server where these specific single-server website hosting platforms and web hosting CPs are installed.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must build a custom CP that will function unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good instances of custom set up cloud hosting solutions with custom created Control Panels besides us, at Smooth Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment expenses

The smallest contribution required, only for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud website hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!