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What is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting platform serves various website hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate stacks of high-end web servers. Each specific service set generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the specific service and nothing aside from it. They will all function as one server, sharing the service's load in practically identical proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud hosting platform.

The massive cloud web hosting fraud. Very common now.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in fact it is highly perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting firms" speculate eagerly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no tenets at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such regulative organization. That is why the website hosting distributors speculate and tell lies blatantly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's determine how much cloud hosting they actually can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of hosting servers have to be acquired. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this review. First off, let's see what the cloud complications are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel web hosting retailer to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, since establishing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not an issue, plenty of cash must be invested as well. Tons of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's an enormous defect.

The lack of open source cloud web hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting solution) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must build one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Contemporary web hosting CPs such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to operate on one single server solely. All website hosting services (data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one web server where these particular one-server web hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are installed.

The absence of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must invent a custom web hosting CP that will function unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Appropriate instances of custom built cloud web hosting systems with custom manufactured website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Blue Domain Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimum investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud web hosting platforms can be detected out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost unclouded!