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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves different website hosting services such as storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on autonomous bunches of top-notch web servers. Each specific service set creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in almost identical proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will create the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The mammoth cloud web hosting hoax. Quite widespread nowadays.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting retailers" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no rules at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud hosting they indeed can distribute.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting suppliers

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, a lot of hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this article. First off, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel hosting merchandiser to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, because of the fact that developing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a problem, plenty of cash must be spent too. Stacks of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.

The deficiency of open source cloud web hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud website hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first you have to make one. In-house. Secondly, you must fabricate the website hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to run on one web server solely. All website hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must invent a custom web hosting CP that will function unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house developed cloud website hosting solutions with custom made website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Mo Money', are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision charges

The minimum investment demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!