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Cloud Hosting Uncovered

Actually, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves separate web hosting services such as storage space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on independent groups of very powerful web servers. Each different service pack forms a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the specific service and nothing apart from it. They will all perform as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud web hosting service, there must be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud web hosting system.

The great cloud web hosting hoax. Very widespread now.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting these days. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only sound complicated, but in reality it is very complicated. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to secure the client and his/her 5 bucks a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no principles at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such supervising institution. This is the reason why the website hosting merchants speculate and tell lies blatantly (quite bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in reality can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting trader has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, lots of hosting servers must be ensured. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this article. First, let's see what the cloud troubles are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting retailer to keep the cloud hosting system at hand, due to the fact that creating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified team are not a problem, plenty of money must be invested as well. Mountains of money. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a big problem.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud hosting solutions. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel tools (functioning with the cloud web hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting platform at hand, first of all you have to develop one. In-house. In the second place, you must invent the website hosting CP too.

One server-based hosting CPs

Contemporary Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to function on one web server exclusively. All hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on a single server where these given one-server website hosting platforms and CPs are set up.

The shortage of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to develop an in-house built hosting Control Panel that will operate faultlessly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Appropriate examples of in-house invented cloud web hosting platforms with in-house developed web hosting Control Panels besides us, at Flash Code Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware equipment charges

The minimum contribution required, only for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, equals somewhere between 60,000 dollars and $80,000. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting platforms can be found out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually cloudless!