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Essentially, the real cloud hosting platform serves various website hosting services such as disk storage, email, File Transfer Protocol, databases, DNS, stats, website hosting CP, backup, etc., on individual groups of high-end servers. Each single service group makes a cluster. All the servers in a cluster are dedicated to serving only the specific service and nothing beside it. They will all run as one web server, sharing out the service's load in practically equipollent proportions. If there is an authentic cloud hosting service, there would be: a disk storage cluster, a mail cluster, an FTP cluster, database clusters (MySQL/PostgreSQL), a DNS cluster, a statistics cluster, a web hosting Control Panel cluster, a backup cluster, and so on. All these different service clusters will produce the so-called cloud website hosting platform.

The big cloud hosting fraud. Very common today.

There is so much confusion going around about cloud hosting now. As you can see, cloud hosting does not only seem complicated, but in reality it is very perplexing. Most of the people know nothing about what cloud hosting is. On the basis of this popular unawareness, the "cloud hosting wholesalers" speculate fiercely, just to get hold of the client and his/her 5 dollars a month. What a shame! A vast shame. This is because in the web hosting industry there are no ordinances whatsoever. The domain name industry has ICANN. The hosting industry niche has no such administrative body. That is the reason why the website hosting firms speculate and tell lies overtly (very directly, in fact) to their customers. Particularly the cPanel-based cloud hosting providers. Let's discover how much cloud web hosting they in reality can provide.

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

If a cPanel-based website hosting vendor has a cloud web hosting solution at hand, which is quite unlikely, loads of web servers have to be paid for. Which is also not inexpensive. We will get back to that towards the end of this review. First, let's see what the cloud problems are. So, it's very improbable for a cPanel hosting wholesaler to have the cloud website hosting platform at hand, as developing one requires years. Even when time and the provision of an experienced staff are not a problem, lots of money must be spent as well. Heaps of cash. What's more, cPanel is not open source. That's a great drawback.

The deficiency of open source cloud hosting systems

There are no open source cloud web hosting systems. There aren't any open source website hosting CP tools (functioning with the cloud website hosting solution) either. Hence, to have a cloud hosting system at hand, first you must establish one. In-house. Secondly, you must establish the web hosting Control Panel too.

Single server-based web hosting CPs

Popular web hosting CPs like cPanel, Plesk, DirectAdmin, etc. are created to function on a single web server only. All website hosting services (disk space, electronic mail, FTP, databases, DNS, statistics, website hosting CP, backup, and so on) are being served at the very same time on one web server where these specific one-server web hosting systems and web hosting Control Panels are set up.

The lack of open source website hosting Control Panels

So, you must create an in-house built CP that will operate faultlessly and to accommodate it within the cloud platform, as if it was an inbuilt part of it. Suitable instances of custom built cloud website hosting systems with in-house constructed Control Panels besides us, at Hostiser, are MediaTemple and FreeHostia.

Cloud hosting hardware provision fares

The minimal investment needed, just for the cloud hosting hardware provision, equals somewhere between 60 thousand dollars and $80,000 USD. That's excluding the DDoS mechanism, which is another $15-20,000. Now you do know how many cloud hosting platforms can be discovered out there... and, especially, why the hosting sky is so azure... and nearly unclouded!

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