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How Cloud Web Hosting Operates
In general, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves individual web hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on different sets of high-end servers. Each separate service pack forms a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting system.
The mammoth cloud web hosting scam. Quite common at the moment.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only sound perplexing, but actually it is intensely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. Based on this widely spread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting suppliers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A great disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no ordinances at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-governing institution. That is the reason why the website hosting providers speculate and tell lies overtly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.
The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting wholesalers
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous hosting servers must be paid for. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. First, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting corporation to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, for devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of highly qualified personnel are not an issue, plenty of cash must be spent as well. Heaps of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a great defect.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments
There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source website hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to construct one. In-house. Secondly, you have to establish the web hosting CP as well.
One server-based web hosting CPs
Contemporary web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these specific one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting CPs are set up.
The deficiency of open source Control Panels
So, you have to devise a custom Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Good instances of in-house created cloud web hosting solutions with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at Simple Online Business, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware provision charges
The minimum investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so azure... and nearly cloudless!