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What Exactly is Cloud Website Hosting?

Essentially, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves different hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual groups of cutting-edge servers. Each particular service pack produces a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all function as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there has to be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will create the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The gigantic cloud website hosting fraud. Very popular at the moment.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting now. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is extremely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting traders" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no principles at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling institution. That is why the hosting merchants speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud web hosting they indeed can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very improbable, lots of hosting servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this story. But before we do, let's see what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, lots of cash must be spent too. Heaps of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge problem.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source web hosting CP interfaces (running with the cloud website hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, in the first place you must establish one. In-house. In the second place, you have to construct the Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Famous web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to run on one web server only. All web hosting services (data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these respective one-server web hosting platforms and CPs are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to devise a custom web hosting Control Panel that will work faultlessly and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Suitable instances of in-house set up cloud hosting platforms with in-house invented web hosting CPs besides us, at Best Hosting Provider, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision fares

The smallest contribution demanded, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting solutions can be discovered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and virtually cloudless!