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Cloud Website Hosting Definition

Essentially, the actual cloud hosting platform serves distinct hosting services such as data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on separate hosts of top-quality web servers. Each particular service pack forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the given service and nothing apart from it. They will all work as one server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these independent service clusters will build the so-called cloud web hosting system.

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The great cloud web hosting scam. Quite modern now.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting these days. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but actually it is very complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate fervently, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars per month. What a disgrace! An enormous shame. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry there are no tenets at all. The domain industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such administrative body. That is the reason why the hosting merchants speculate and tell lies blatantly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they actually can deliver.

The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers

If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very unlikely, a lot of hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's find out what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, for developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not a problem, loads of money must be invested too. Stacks of cash. Plus, cPanel is not open source. That's a great predicament.

The lack of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (functioning with the cloud web hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, in the first place you have to make one. In-house. In the second place, you have to set up the hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based hosting CPs

Today's popular CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are invented to operate on one web server solely. All hosting services (storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these given one-server hosting systems and web hosting CPs are installed.

The lack of open source Control Panels

So, you must construct an in-house built Control Panel that will operate uncomplicatedly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural part of it. Good instances of custom built cloud hosting platforms with custom devised website hosting Control Panels besides us, at BreHost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices

The smallest contribution needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS mechanism, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be detected out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so turquoise... and nearly cloudless!