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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

Actually, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves various website hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different bunches of very powerful web servers. Each single service set generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The massive cloud web hosting hoax. Very common nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business niche there are no rules whatsoever. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising body. This is why the web hosting distributors speculate and tell lies openly (quite directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in reality can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting merchant to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient team are not an issue, loads of cash has to be spent as well. Heaps of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense disadvantage.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting CP tools (working with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you have to establish one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Famous Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are set up to perform on a single server only. All web hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on a single server where these respective one-server website hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to construct an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run unproblematically and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Appropriate examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with in-house manufactured web hosting CPs besides us, at The Edge of Eternity Networks, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision charges

The minimum contribution required, only for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!