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Cloud Web Hosting Unmasked

Essentially, the authentic cloud hosting platform serves different website hosting services like web space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent stacks of high-end web servers. Each single service pack constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there has to be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will generate the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The huge cloud website hosting scam. Very widespread today.

There is so much misunderstanding circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is very complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate intensely, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars per month. What a shame! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the hosting industry there are no regulations at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervising organization. That is the reason why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies overtly (quite directly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they in fact can deliver.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting firms

If a cPanel-based website hosting merchandiser has a cloud hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, plenty of hosting servers must be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting merchant to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a predicament, a lot of money has to be spent too. Piles of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense problem.

The absence of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud hosting environments. There are no open source website hosting CP GUIs (functioning with the cloud website hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must set up one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the website hosting CP as well.

One server-based website hosting Control Panels

Modern web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to operate on one server solely. All website hosting services (web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must set up an in-house built website hosting CP that will work flawlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inherent part of it. Good instances of custom constructed cloud web hosting solutions with custom built website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Xen Effect Studio, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fares

The minimum investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting systems can be chanced on out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!