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Cloud Hosting Description

Essentially, the actual cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services like storage space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on autonomous groups of leading edge web servers. Each specific service set produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The mammoth cloud website hosting scam. Very modern these days.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is highly complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no norms at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling institution. That is why the hosting merchandisers speculate and lie openly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, multiple hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not a predicament, a lot of cash has to be spent as well. Stacks of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast downside.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP user interfaces (running with the cloud web hosting system) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you have to build one. In-house. In the second place, you have to fabricate the hosting CP as well.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Modern website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to function on a single server solely. All web hosting services (disk storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these particular one-server hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must set up an in-house built web hosting CP that will run faultlessly and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an indelible part of it. Good instances of in-house invented cloud web hosting platforms with in-house manufactured web hosting Control Panels besides us, at All-Star Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision expenses

The smallest investment demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!