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What Indeed is Cloud Hosting?
Actually, the actual cloud hosting solution serves different hosting services such as web space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on, on separate bunches of very powerful web servers. Each individual service set makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all operate as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these autonomous service clusters will produce the so-called cloud hosting platform.
The great cloud web hosting trick. Quite common today.
There is so much confusion going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is extremely complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular ignorance, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate eagerly, just to secure the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! A huge shame. This is because in the website hosting industry niche there are no bylaws at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry niche has no such supervisory organization. That is why the hosting firms speculate and lie blatantly (very bluntly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's ascertain how much cloud web hosting they actually can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting merchants
If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is very improbable, many web servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this article. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting supplier to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, because devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of competent personnel are not a predicament, lots of money must be invested too. Heaps of money. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a vast predicament.
The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions
There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (working with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must build one. In-house. Second of all, you have to build the website hosting Control Panel as well.
One server-based web hosting Control Panels
Famous website hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are manufactured to operate on one web server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served concurrently on a single server where these respective one-server hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The shortage of open source website hosting CPs
So, you have to develop an in-house built website hosting CP that will operate uncomplicatedly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained component of it. Appropriate instances of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting solutions with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at 29blue, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud hosting hardware equipment rates
The minimal investment required, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60,000 USD and 80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud hosting solutions can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and almost unclouded!