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What Actually is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the actual cloud hosting solution serves separate hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent groups of high-end web servers. Each different service pack makes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving only the given service and nothing else. They will all work as one single server, sharing out the service's load in practically equivalent proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an electronic mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these different service clusters will create the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The huge cloud web hosting hoax. Quite common nowadays.

There is so much misunderstanding revolving around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is greatly complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widespread ignorance, the "cloud website hosting companies" speculate fiercely, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! An immense shame. This is because in the web hosting business niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervisory body. That is why the website hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud hosting they in fact can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite unlikely, multiple hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting corporation to have the cloud website hosting system at hand, due to the fact that constructing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a competent staff are not an issue, plenty of cash must be spent as well. Piles of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a great defect.

The shortage of open source cloud hosting environments

There are no open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting CP user interfaces (operating with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first of all you must invent one. In-house. In the second place, you have to set up the website hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based hosting Control Panels

Modern web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to run on a single web server exclusively. All website hosting services (web space, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single web server where these given single-server web hosting platforms and CPs are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to construct a custom website hosting Control Panel that will run unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent constituent of it. Proper instances of in-house constructed cloud web hosting systems with custom created web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Cachaii Inc., are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment costs

The minimum investment demanded, just for the cloud hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!