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Cloud Website Hosting Definition
Actually, the real cloud web hosting platform serves various hosting services such as data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on different sets of avant-garde servers. Each individual service set generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the given service and nothing beside it. They will all work as one single server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there would be: a disk 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 separate service clusters will constitute the so-called cloud web hosting platform.
The huge cloud website hosting deceit. Quite widespread at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is because in the website hosting industry there are no principles at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such supervising organization. That is the reason why the web hosting providers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they indeed can distribute.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, a lot of servers must be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting firm to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that inventing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not a predicament, plenty of cash must be spent too. Tons of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense problem.
The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments
There are no open source cloud hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting CP instruments (working with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you have to set up one. In-house. In the second place, you have to build the web hosting Control Panel too.
Single server-based Control Panels
Popular website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to run on a single server solely. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels
So, you must invent an in-house built Control Panel that will function impeccably and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Proper instances of in-house made cloud web hosting solutions with in-house developed website hosting CPs besides us, at Vitell Networks, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud web hosting hardware equipment costs
The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!