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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the real cloud web hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on autonomous groups of leading edge servers. Each individual service pack creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these individual service clusters will build the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The big cloud web hosting trick. Very widespread nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but in reality it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate fervently, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is because in the web hosting industry niche there are no tenets at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such legislative body. This is the reason why the web hosting retailers speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they indeed can provide.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting suppliers

If a cPanel-based hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, many web servers have to be secured. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First off, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite improbable for a cPanel web hosting firm to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, as making one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a problem, lots of money has to be spent as well. Tons of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a big downside.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting CP tools (running with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting solution at hand, first of all you have to create one. In-house. Second of all, you have to invent the CP as well.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Popular website hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to operate on one single server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these respective one-server web hosting systems and Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to set up an in-house built web hosting Control Panel that will run perfectly and to incorporate it within the cloud system, as if it was an ingrained part of it. Appropriate examples of custom set up cloud website hosting systems with in-house constructed website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Cachaii Inc., are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment costs

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and practically cloudless!