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What Exactly is Cloud Hosting?

Actually, the real cloud website hosting solution serves different website hosting services such as web space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on separate stacks of top-quality web servers. Each single service set generates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing else. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will produce the so-called cloud web hosting system.

Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
1 website hosted
$2.75 / month
Unlimited storage
Unlimited bandwidth
5 websites hosted
$3.75 / month

The colossal cloud website hosting hoax. Very popular nowadays.

There is so much confusion circulating around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud website hosting does not only sound complicated, but actually it is supremely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud website hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting suppliers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks per month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is due to the fact that in the web hosting business there are no statutes whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such supervisory institution. That is why the hosting companies speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they in fact can deliver.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting supplier has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unbelievable, many web hosting servers have to be secured. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First off, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel web hosting company to keep the cloud hosting platform at hand, for fabricating one requires years. Even when time and the provision of a highly qualified staff are not a predicament, loads of cash must be spent too. Tons of money. In addition, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The lack of open source cloud website hosting systems

There aren't any open source cloud website hosting environments. There are no open source hosting CP tools (operating with the cloud web hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting system at hand, first of all you have to set up one. In-house. Second of all, you must create the website hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based hosting CPs

Today's popular web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are constructed to perform on a single web server solely. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these specific single-server web hosting systems and hosting Control Panels are installed.

The absence of open source Control Panels

So, you have to construct a custom web hosting CP that will perform faultlessly and to integrate it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt constituent of it. Appropriate instances of in-house invented cloud web hosting solutions with in-house invented hosting CPs besides us, at Arduino Hosting and Domains, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud website hosting hardware equipment expenses

The minimum investment wanted, only 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 $15-20,000 USD. Now you do know how many cloud website hosting platforms can be stumbled upon out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so azure... and practically unclouded!