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What Does Cloud Website Hosting Mean?

Essentially, the real cloud hosting solution serves distinct web hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent sets of deluxe web servers. Each specific service pack forms a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all function as one single server, sharing out the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will generate the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The massive cloud web hosting deceit. Quite common at present.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud hosting vendors" speculate fiercely, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! A vast shame. This is because in the web hosting business there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervisory body. This is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud web hosting they in reality can furnish.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting providers

If a cPanel-based website hosting company has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is quite unlikely, numerous servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because making one takes years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a problem, loads of cash must be spent as well. Mountains of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous disadvantage.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (operating with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you must invent one. In-house. In the second place, you have to invent the web hosting CP as well.

Single server-based hosting CPs

Famous web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to work on one server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these particular one-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must construct an in-house built Control Panel that will run impeccably and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Proper examples of custom created cloud web hosting systems with custom developed website hosting CPs besides us, at Silex Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices

The minimum contribution wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and virtually cloudless!