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What is Cloud Web Hosting?

In general, the actual cloud hosting platform serves separate website hosting services such as storage space, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on separate sets of deluxe servers. Each separate service group produces a cluster. All the web servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving solely the particular service and nothing apart from it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in nearly the same proportions. If there is a genuine cloud hosting service, there has to be: a data storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these individual service clusters will compose the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

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Unlimited bandwidth
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Unlimited bandwidth
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The huge cloud website hosting scam. Quite popular at present.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is extremely perplexing. The majority of the people are not at all aware of what cloud hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud website hosting vendors" speculate strongly, just to secure the customer and his/her 5 dollars per month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is owing to the fact that in the website hosting industry niche there are no principles at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. This is why the web hosting merchants speculate and lie openly (very bluntly, actually) to their clients. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's find out how much cloud hosting they indeed can offer.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, numerous web servers must be purchased. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that towards the end of this review. But before we do, let's examine what the cloud troubles are. So, it's very unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting company to have the cloud hosting platform at hand, due to the fact that setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not an issue, loads of cash has to be invested too. Tons of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a great obstacle.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting environments

There are no open source cloud web hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting CP user interfaces (working with the cloud website hosting solution) as well. So, to have a cloud hosting platform at hand, in the first place you have to set up one. In-house. Secondly, you have to fabricate the web hosting Control Panel too.

One server-based website hosting CPs

Modern web hosting Control Panels like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are intended to run on a single server solely. All web hosting services (storage space, email, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on one single web server where these specific single-server web hosting systems and web hosting CPs are set up.

The absence of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you have to devise a custom web hosting CP that will run unproblematically and to include it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Appropriate examples of custom created cloud website hosting platforms with in-house set up website hosting Control Panels besides us, at ByoHosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision costs

The minimum contribution required, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, amounts to somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and 80 thousand dollars. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another fifteen-twenty thousand dollars. Now you realize how many cloud hosting systems can be stumbled upon out there... and, in particular, why the hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!