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Definition of Cloud Hosting

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In general, the actual cloud hosting platform serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different bunches of very advanced web servers. Each separate service pack generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all operate as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The enormous cloud web hosting scam. Quite popular now.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is extremely complicated. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no rules at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. This is why the web hosting companies speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in reality can supply.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting companies

If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, many web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel hosting company to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a predicament, plenty of cash has to be spent too. Mountains of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous problem.

The lack of open source cloud hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud website hosting systems. There are no open source Control Panel tools (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you must devise one. In-house. In the second place, you must construct the web hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based Control Panels

Modern hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to run on a single server exclusively. All hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on a single web server where these respective single-server web hosting systems and CPs are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to make a custom web hosting CP that will function faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Suitable instances of custom developed cloud website hosting platforms with custom invented website hosting Control Panels besides us, at iwebclouds Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision costs

The minimal investment wanted, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!

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