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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

In general, the real cloud web hosting platform serves separate website hosting services like disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent bunches of top-quality web servers. Each separate service pack makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all work as one web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The enormous cloud hosting deceit. Very modern nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is greatly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate feverishly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! A great shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry niche there are no regulations whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such supervising body. This is the reason why the website hosting corporations speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in fact can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting distributor has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, many web servers have to be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting merchandiser to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, plenty of money has to be invested too. Stacks of money. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must invent one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the website hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to perform on one single web server only. All hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one server where these given one-server hosting systems and website hosting CPs are installed.

The lack of open source website hosting CPs

So, you must construct an in-house built website hosting CP that will operate uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Proper examples of in-house built cloud web hosting systems with in-house set up web hosting CPs besides us, at iNet Africa, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs

The minimum contribution needed, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!