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What Precisely is Cloud Web Hosting?

Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves individual web hosting services like storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate groups of deluxe web servers. Each single service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there must be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The enormous cloud web hosting hoax. Quite widespread at the moment.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is excessively perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. Based on this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting corporations" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A great disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no principles whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such administrative body. That is why the web hosting companies speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they actually can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting firm has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, plenty of web hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of experienced personnel are not an issue, plenty of money must be spent as well. Heaps of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge predicament.

The lack of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting CP GUIs (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to develop one. In-house. Second of all, you must develop the web hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Popular website hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to perform on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one single server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must develop an in-house built web hosting CP that will operate faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting systems with in-house developed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at RNR Media Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fares

The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and virtually unclouded!