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What is Cloud Hosting?

In general, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves separate web hosting services like data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on different groups of leading edge web servers. Each separate service set generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the specific service and nothing else. They will all perform as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these independent service clusters will render the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The gigantic cloud website hosting trick. Quite common at present.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only appear complicated, but actually it is intensely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting vendors" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no rules at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such legislative body. This is the reason why the website hosting retailers speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud hosting they indeed can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, multiple web servers must be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's find out what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting retailer to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, since establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a professional staff are not a problem, loads of money must be spent too. Piles of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense problem.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting solutions

There aren't any open source cloud hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP interfaces (functioning with the cloud hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must develop one. In-house. Second of all, you must build the Control Panel too.

One server-based web hosting Control Panels

Famous website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to work on one web server only. All web hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these particular single-server website hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The absence of open source CPs

So, you have to set up a custom Control Panel that will run faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an indelible constituent of it. Proper instances of custom developed cloud web hosting systems with custom devised web hosting CPs besides us, at Duo Servers, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision costs

The smallest contribution wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting solutions can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly unclouded!