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Cloud Hosting Definition

Actually, the real cloud hosting solution serves distinct hosting services such as storage space, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting Control Panel, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of leading edge servers. Each specific service set constitutes a cluster. All the web hosting servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing else. They will all run as one single web server, sharing the service's load in nearly identical proportions. If there is a real cloud hosting service, there would be: a storage space cluster, a mail cluster, a File Transfer Protocol cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting CP cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these separate service clusters will beget the so-called cloud web hosting platform.

The mammoth cloud web hosting hoax. Quite popular at the moment.

There is so much confusion revolving around about cloud web hosting today. As you can perceive, cloud hosting does not only sound complicated, but in fact it is supremely complicated. The majority of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this widely spread unawareness, the "cloud web hosting wholesalers" speculate fervently, just to get hold of the client and his/her five bucks a month. What a shame! An enormous disgrace. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no statutes at all. The domain name industry niche has ICANN. The web hosting industry has no such supervisory body. This is the reason why the website hosting vendors speculate and lie blatantly (quite directly, actually) to their customers. Notably the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's examine how much cloud web hosting they in reality can supply.

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

If a cPanel-based web hosting merchandiser has a cloud website hosting platform at hand, which is very unbelievable, lots of web servers must be bought. Which is also not cheap. We will return to that at the end of this article. First off, let's explore what the cloud complications are. So, it's quite unlikely for a cPanel hosting retailer to have the cloud web hosting system at hand, because developing one demands years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not an issue, lots of cash must be spent as well. Tons of money. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's an immense downside.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting solutions

There are no open source cloud web hosting solutions. There are no open source Control Panel GUIs (running with the cloud web hosting solution) either. Therefore, to have a cloud hosting solution at hand, first you must establish one. In-house. In the second place, you must develop the website hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based CPs

Contemporary hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are built to operate on one single web server only. All web hosting services (disk space, mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at one and the same time on one single server where these particular single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are installed.

The deficiency of open source web hosting CPs

So, you have to set up an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will perform perfectly and to add it within the cloud system, as if it was a natural component of it. Suitable examples of in-house built cloud web hosting solutions with in-house made hosting CPs besides us, at Agra Web Hosting, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware equipment charges

The minimal contribution demanded, only for the cloud hosting hardware provision, is equivalent to somewhere between sixty thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's omitting the DDoS tool, which is another $15-20,000 USD. Now you realize how many cloud hosting solutions can be found out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so blue... and practically unclouded!