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What is Cloud Website Hosting?

In general, the genuine cloud web hosting solution serves various website hosting services like data storage, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, web hosting Control Panel, backup, etc., on individual bunches of very advanced web servers. Each particular service set constitutes a cluster. All the hosting servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing else. They will all work as one server, sharing the service's load in almost the same proportions. If there is a real cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk storage cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these autonomous service clusters will form the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The substantial cloud website hosting fraud. Very common now.

There is so much speculation revolving around about cloud web hosting at the moment. As you can see, cloud web hosting does not only appear perplexing, but actually it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud web hosting is. On the wings of this popular unawareness, the "cloud web hosting distributors" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a disgrace! An immense disgrace. This is because in the hosting business there are no principles whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such self-regulative organization. That is why the web hosting merchandisers speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, actually) to their customers. Especially the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's uncover how much cloud hosting they in fact can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting system at hand, which is quite improbable, loads of servers have to be obtained. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this story. First, let's examine what the cloud predicaments are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to keep the cloud web hosting system at hand, since setting up one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced team are not a problem, lots of money has to be spent as well. Heaps of cash. Moreover, cPanel is not open source. That's a great predicament.

The shortage of open source cloud web hosting environments

There aren't any open source cloud web hosting systems. There are no open source web hosting CP devices (working with the cloud web hosting platform) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, first you have to create one. In-house. Secondly, you have to create the web hosting Control Panel as well.

One server-based web hosting CPs

Today's popular website hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one web server exclusively. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting Control Panel, backup, etc.) are being served simultaneously on one single web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The lack of open source website hosting CPs

So, you have to make a custom web hosting CP that will function unproblematically and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt component of it. Proper examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with in-house created web hosting CPs besides us, at EUROLATINAMERICAhost, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision fees

The minimal investment required, just for the cloud web hosting hardware equipment, amounts to somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS device, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud web hosting systems can be encountered out there... and, above all, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and almost unclouded!