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What In Fact is Cloud Hosting?

Essentially, the actual cloud web hosting platform serves separate web hosting services such as data storage, electronic mail, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, statistics, web hosting CP, backup, and so on, on individual stacks of top-quality servers. Each separate service group creates a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are devoted to serving solely the particular service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one single web server, sharing out the service's load in almost equal proportions. If there is an authentic cloud web hosting service, there must be: a disk space cluster, an electronic mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a stats cluster, a website hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, etc. All these separate service clusters will build the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The substantial cloud web hosting fraud. Quite common now.

There is so much misunderstanding going around about cloud web hosting nowadays. As you can perceive, cloud web hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is intensely perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud web hosting is. Based on this universal ignorance, the "cloud website hosting merchants" speculate feverishly, just to get hold of the customer and his/her five dollars a month. What a shame! An immense disgrace. This is because in the web hosting business there are no stipulations at all. The domain name industry has ICANN. The website hosting industry niche has no such self-controlling body. This is the reason why the website hosting wholesalers speculate and lie overtly (very bluntly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's see how much cloud web hosting they in fact can offer.

The truth about the cPanel-based "cloud" website hosting suppliers

If a cPanel-based web hosting retailer has a cloud website hosting solution at hand, which is very improbable, loads of web hosting servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that at the end of this story. First off, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very unlikely for a cPanel hosting company to have the cloud web hosting platform at hand, because of the fact that devising one takes years. Even when time and the provision of professional personnel are not an issue, lots of cash has to be invested as well. Stacks of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a huge downside.

The absence of open source cloud web hosting platforms

There are no open source cloud website hosting environments. There aren't any open source hosting Control Panel devices (functioning with the cloud web hosting system) either. So, to have a cloud web hosting system at hand, in the first place you must make one. In-house. Second of all, you have to fabricate the web hosting Control Panel as well.

Single server-based website hosting Control Panels

Modern web hosting Control Panels such as cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are devised to work on one web server exclusively. All web hosting services (data storage, mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, Control Panel, backup, and so on) are being served concurrently on one single web server where these given single-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source web hosting Control Panels

So, you have to fabricate an in-house built website hosting Control Panel that will operate unproblematically and to integrate it within the cloud platform, as if it was a natural component of it. Appropriate instances of in-house manufactured cloud website hosting solutions with in-house made Control Panels besides us, at NNUK.net, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud web hosting hardware provision charges

The minimal contribution needed, just for the cloud web hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between $60,000 USD and $80,000. That's excluding the DDoS appliance, which is another 15-20,000 USD. Now you are well aware of how many cloud web hosting systems can be found out there... and, in particular, why the web hosting sky is so blue... and nearly unclouded!