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What is Cloud Hosting?

In general, the real cloud web hosting solution serves distinct hosting services such as web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, CP, backup, etc., on separate packs of deluxe servers. Each separate service pack creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing else. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in nearly equivalent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there should be: a disk space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will create the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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The colossal cloud web hosting deceit. Quite modern nowadays.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is excessively complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal unawareness, the "cloud web hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! A huge disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no statutes at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-governing body. This is the reason why the website hosting vendors speculate and tell lies openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they indeed can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting trader has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of web servers have to be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. First off, let's explore what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel web hosting distributor to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that developing one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, loads of money has to be invested too. Piles of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge inconvenience.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first of all you must build one. In-house. Second of all, you must fabricate the website hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based web hosting Control Panels

Today's popular web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are meant to perform on one server only. All hosting services (web space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on a single web server where these specific one-server website hosting systems and hosting Control Panels are set up.

The shortage of open source web hosting CPs

So, you must fabricate an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will work uncomplicatedly and to incorporate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an ingrained constituent of it. Proper instances of in-house manufactured cloud web hosting platforms with in-house made web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Tierra Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision expenses

The smallest investment wanted, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80,000 dollars. That's excluding the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be chanced on out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and almost cloudless!