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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on different stacks of deluxe web servers. Each individual service set constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an electronic 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 independent service clusters will construct the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The massive cloud website hosting swindle. Very common at present.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is supremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting corporations" speculate eagerly, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A huge shame. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. This is why the hosting traders speculate and tell lies openly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting provider has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, many web servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this review. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, due to the fact that building one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional team are not an issue, a lot of money must be invested as well. Stacks of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous obstacle.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting environments

There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel instruments (working with the cloud website hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, in the first place you must build one. In-house. Secondly, you must make the website hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based Control Panels

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

The shortage of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to construct a custom website hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with custom made web hosting CPs besides us, at HostExcel, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimum investment demanded, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically unclouded!