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What is Cloud Hosting?

In general, the real cloud website hosting solution serves distinct web hosting services like storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on autonomous packs of top-quality web servers. Each separate service pack creates a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the given service and nothing else. They will all function as one server, sharing out the service's load in almost equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud website hosting service, there should be: a data storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The massive cloud website hosting deceit. Very common now.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only appear complicated, but in reality it is highly complicated. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. Based on this common unawareness, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate intensely, just to secure the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a disgrace! A vast disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the web hosting industry there are no rules whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such regulative body. This is the reason why the hosting corporations speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, in fact) to their clients. Mainly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's learn how much cloud hosting they in reality can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting corporation has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite unbelievable, a lot of web servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will return to that at the end of this story. First off, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to keep the cloud website hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that establishing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a proficient staff are not an issue, plenty of cash must be spent too. Tons of cash. Furthermore, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting systems

There are no open source cloud website hosting solutions. There are no open source Control Panel devices (working with the cloud website hosting system) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to establish one. In-house. Secondly, you must make the web hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Famous web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to function on one single server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on a single web server where these respective single-server hosting platforms and Control Panels are set up.

The shortage of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to invent a custom hosting CP that will work unproblematically and to add it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inherent component of it. Suitable examples of custom invented cloud website hosting solutions with in-house set up Control Panels besides us, at American Patriot Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment fares

The minimal investment required, just for the cloud website hosting hardware equipment, is equivalent to somewhere between $60,000 USD and 80,000 dollars. That's omitting the DDoS apparatus, which is another 15-20 thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and virtually unclouded!