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What is Cloud Hosting?

Essentially, the genuine cloud hosting platform serves individual hosting services like data storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of cutting-edge servers. Each separate service group generates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one server, sharing the service's load in practically equal proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a web space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

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The substantial cloud website hosting trick. Quite common at the moment.

There is so much speculation circulating around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem perplexing, but in reality it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this common unawareness, the "cloud hosting merchandisers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no stipulations at all. The domain industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry has no such administrative institution. That is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and lie openly (quite directly, in fact) to their clients. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud hosting they in reality can distribute.

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

If a cPanel-based hosting trader has a cloud website hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, lots of web hosting servers have to be ensured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting provider to keep the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that creating one takes years. Even when time and the provision of an expert staff are not a predicament, loads of cash must be spent as well. Mountains of cash. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a big inconvenience.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting platforms

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting platforms. There are no open source web hosting Control Panel user interfaces (operating with the cloud hosting platform) either. 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 build the hosting CP too.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are made to perform on one single server exclusively. All web hosting services (web space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on a single web server where these respective single-server hosting platforms and website hosting Control Panels are set up.

The deficiency of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to set up an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will function perfectly and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural constituent of it. Good examples of custom built cloud web hosting platforms with custom set up web hosting CPs besides us, at Extra Hoster, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment prices

The minimal contribution wanted, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and eighty thousand dollars. That's excluding the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20,000 dollars. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!