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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves separate hosting services like storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different groups of avant-garde servers. Each different service group makes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The gigantic cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common today.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting today. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this universal ignorance, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is because in the hosting industry niche there are no tenets whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing institution. This is why the hosting retailers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud web hosting they actually can deliver.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers

If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, many web servers must be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting retailer to keep the cloud website hosting system at hand, for establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be invested too. Heaps of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a big disadvantage.

The absence of open source cloud hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting environments. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you must develop the web hosting CP as well.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Contemporary hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to operate on one server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served at the same time on one server where these particular one-server hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source hosting CPs

So, you have to create a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run impeccably and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Good examples of custom invented cloud web hosting systems with custom invented hosting CPs besides us, at MurnHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment charges

The smallest contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud hosting solutions can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!