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Cloud Website Hosting Unveiled

Actually, the actual cloud website hosting platform serves distinct website hosting services like disk storage, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual packs of high-end web servers. Each single service set generates a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing else. They will all operate as one single server, sharing out the service's load in approximately the same proportions. If there is a real cloud website hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The great cloud website hosting swindle. Very common at the moment.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is intensely complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting providers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A great shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting business niche there are no regulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry has no such administrative body. That is the reason why the hosting traders speculate and lie openly (very directly, as a matter of fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they indeed can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting provider has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unlikely, numerous web servers have to be obtained. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this story. But before we do, let's explore what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting vendor to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, because establishing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not an issue, a lot of cash has to be spent too. Stacks of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big obstacle.

The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. Therefore, to have a cloud website hosting solution at hand, first you have to devise one. In-house. In the second place, you have to build the website hosting CP too.

Single server-based Control Panels

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to work on a single server exclusively. All web hosting services (disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served at the same time on one single server where these respective one-server website hosting systems and hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to invent a custom web hosting CP that will function unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Good examples of in-house set up cloud web hosting platforms with custom created website hosting Control Panels besides us, at Zona Informatica, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware provision fees

The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, 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 realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be detected out there... and, above all, why the hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!