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What Exactly is Cloud Web Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on independent groups of high-end servers. Each different service set constitutes a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing aside from it. They will all run as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there has to be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will compose the so-called cloud hosting system.

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The substantial cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common at the moment.

There is so much speculation going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in fact it is extremely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud hosting wholesalers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no bylaws whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such regulatory institution. That is why the website hosting providers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they in reality can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting supplier has a cloud hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of web hosting servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting company to have the cloud hosting system at hand, because fabricating one demands years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not a predicament, plenty of money has to be invested as well. Mountains of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast predicament.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud website hosting platform) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you have to build the web hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based CPs

Famous web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to function on one single server exclusively. All website hosting services (data storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single server where these particular single-server website hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.

The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to invent a custom web hosting Control Panel that will run perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible component of it. Good examples of in-house invented cloud web hosting platforms with custom devised website hosting CPs besides us, at JB1 Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

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