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How Cloud Hosting Works
Essentially, the real cloud website hosting solution serves individual website hosting services like disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, etc., on different groups of leading edge web servers. Each separate service pack creates a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving exclusively the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all perform as one web server, sharing out the service's load in approximately equipollent proportions. If there is a genuine cloud website hosting service, there should be: a storage space cluster, an email cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will make the so-called cloud web hosting system.
The great cloud web hosting deceit. Very popular at the moment.
There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting at present. As you can see, cloud website hosting does not only appear complicated, but in fact it is greatly perplexing. Most of the people are not at all aware of what cloud website hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud website hosting suppliers" speculate strongly, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 bucks per month. What a shame! A big disgrace. This is due to the fact that in the website hosting business there are no statutes at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-regulative body. This is the reason why the web hosting providers speculate and lie blatantly (quite bluntly, actually) to their clients. Chiefly the cPanel-based cloud web hosting providers. Let's check how much cloud web hosting they in reality can offer.
The facts about the cPanel-based "cloud" web hosting retailers
If a cPanel-based web hosting distributor has a cloud web hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, plenty of web hosting servers have to be purchased. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this article. But before we do, let's find out what the cloud problems are. So, it's quite unbelievable for a cPanel web hosting supplier to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, owing to the fact that setting up one requires years. Even when time and the provision of expert personnel are not an issue, loads of cash must be invested too. Tons of cash. On top of that, cPanel is not open source. That's a big defect.
The deficiency of open source cloud website hosting platforms
There are no open source cloud hosting platforms. There aren't any open source website hosting Control Panel interfaces (operating with the cloud hosting platform) as well. Hence, to have a cloud website hosting platform at hand, first you must make one. In-house. In the second place, you have to invent the CP as well.
One server-based website hosting CPs
Popular web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are developed to work on one single web server solely. All website hosting services (disk storage, email, FTP, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc.) are being served at the very same time on a single web server where these respective one-server hosting platforms and web hosting Control Panels are installed.
The deficiency of open source web hosting Control Panels
So, you have to create a custom website hosting Control Panel that will function unproblematically and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Appropriate instances of custom manufactured cloud web hosting solutions with custom invented Control Panels besides us, at Chicago Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.
Cloud website hosting hardware provision fares
The smallest investment needed, only for the cloud website hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud website hosting solutions can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and practically cloudless!