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What is Cloud Hosting?

In general, the genuine cloud website hosting platform serves individual website hosting services like disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate packs of cutting-edge servers. Each specific service group makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all work as one server, sharing the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there would be: a web space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The enormous cloud hosting swindle. Quite modern at present.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no stipulations whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such self-regulative body. That is the reason why the website hosting merchants speculate and tell lies openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they indeed can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting wholesaler has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, loads of web hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. First, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting provider to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because building one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not an issue, plenty of cash has to be spent too. Mountains of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense obstacle.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting CP GUIs (operating with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you must create one. In-house. Secondly, you must make the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting CPs

Modern web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on one web server only. All website hosting services (disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on one single web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must fabricate an in-house built CP that will operate faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Good examples of in-house made cloud website hosting platforms with in-house created website hosting CPs besides us, at Superior Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision rates

The minimal contribution required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!