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What Does Cloud Web Hosting Signify?

Essentially, the authentic cloud hosting solution serves distinct web hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual bunches of very advanced servers. Each different service set creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in almost equivalent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The great cloud website hosting trick. Very popular these days.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is excessively complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread unawareness, the "cloud hosting retailers" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no tenets at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervisory institution. This is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they actually can distribute.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" hosting distributors

If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very unlikely, multiple hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because of the fact that establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of proficient personnel are not a problem, loads of cash has to be spent as well. Heaps of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast obstacle.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud hosting solutions. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel GUIs (operating with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must make one. In-house. In the second place, you must create the hosting CP as well.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to run on one single web server only. All website hosting services (disk space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at one and the same time on one web server where these specific single-server website hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.

The absence of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to build a custom web hosting CP that will run unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Suitable examples of in-house devised cloud web hosting platforms with custom developed hosting Control Panels besides us, at XOOMSERVE, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs

The minimum investment demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and nearly unclouded!